CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Councillor Joseph Aplin, who occupies a seat on the Carterton Borough
Council, was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1845, his education being acquired by his own
exertions. Arriving in New Zealand in 1864, he was for two years and a half engaged in
contracting in Wellington. He came to the Wairarapa towards the end of 1865, settling down
in Carterton, and has been engaged in farming and contracting. Mr Aplin, who was in the
volunteers for about eight years, is married and has one daughter.
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