CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Nettleship, William, Working Jeweller, Wilson Street, Wanganui. Bankers, National Bank of New Zealand. Mr. Nettleship is a native of London and came out to Victoria as a lad in 1851, per schooner `Robert and Betsy', ninety tons, taking eight months on the voyage. Mr. Nettleship claims to have been the first to be apprenticed to his trade in Victoria. He completed his term in 1855. Mr. Nettleship came to New Zealand in 1869, working at his trade off and on for some years. He established the present business in 1879, and has a convenient shop and comfortable dwellings erected on freehold land from his own plans as above. Mr. Nettleship has a complete plant, including rolling mill, lathe, and every appliance. His trade extends along the West Coast. He undertakes every description of work that may be required, and may be depended upon to turn out anything entrusted to his care in first-rate style. Mr. Nettleship has been connected with the volunteer rifles in Wellington and Wanganui for about fifteen years.
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