CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
AlZDORF, Walter Harry
Alzdorf, Walter Harry.
Surveyor and Interpreter, Norbiton Road, Foxton. Mr Alzdorf is the son of the late
Baron Alzdorf, who was killed in the old Wellington Hotel in the big earthquake of 1855.
He was born at Petone in the year 1841, and claims to be the first European born in Port
Nicholson. Mr Alzdorf was educated in the Colony, and served his apprenticeship in the
Survey Office at Wellington, completing his tem 1861. He was subsequently employed
by the Provincial and General Government as a surveyor, and between the years 1866
and 1869 laid out a portion of the town of Foxton, and most of the township of
Palmerston and Fitzherbert, afterwards 200 000 acres in Manawatu and Wanganui. Mr
Alzdorf had done a great deal
of surveying in his time, and is well qualified to undertake all work entrusted to him.
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