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This entry on William Henry Parkes is taken from the 1897 Cyclopedia of New Zealand

Parkes, William Henry M.B., C.M., Edin., Physician and  Surgeon, 102 Cuba Street, Wellington. Dr. Parkes was born at Derby, England. He came to the Colony with his parents in 1874 per ship "Hereford," arriving in Lyttleton. He was educated at Christchurch, and attended at the East Christchurch and Normal schools, subsequently studying at the Canterbury College. Dr. Parkes commenced his medical education at the Otago University, where he remained for two years. He then went Home to Scotland, arriving there in 1890, and in 1892 he graduated at the university of that most beautiful of cities, Edinburgh. After taking his degree, Dr. Parkes practised his profession in Enland, and for two years resided in Sheffield. At the end of that time, 1894, he returned to the colonies, to act as locum tenens to Dr. Mackin in Wellington during that gentleman's abscence from New Zealand. Dr. Parkes is surgeon to the Union Steamship Company, and also to the Oddfellows, Foresters, Druids, Hibernians, Rechabites, and other societies.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Vol. 1 Wellington p.483. The Cyclopedia can be viewed at the enquiries desk on the second floor of Central Library.

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William Henry Parkes


First Names:William Henry
Last Name:Parkes
Place of Birth:Derby, England
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