CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



WELLINGTON:

CLAPHAM, George John

Page 149

Mr. George John Clapham, Accountant in the Public Works Department, was born at Wellington in 1856. Educated at Thorndon Public School under Mr. Mowbray, and at Mr. Brann's Commercial School on the Terrace, Mr Clapham became clerk in the Treasury in 1872. After six years' experience in the Service, he was transferred to the Public Works Department as a clerk. He has gradually risen step by step till gaining the Senior Clerkship, from which he was promoted to be accountant in 1890. Mr. Clapham married Miss Curtis, daughter of Mr. H. Curtis, of Molesworth Street.



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