WCC City Engineer - G.A. Hart


GA Hart (c.1870 - ?) was WCC City Engineer from 1926 to 1936. Prior to his arrival in New Zealand in 1926 he worked as an engineer on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railways, and at a colliery in County Tyrone. He was an assistant civil engineer to the Borough of Salford and an engineer in Birmingham. His final appointment in the UK was as a sewerage engineer for the Leeds City Corporation, Yorkshire, and this led to the claim that he was a “world authority on municipal sanitation and his varied experience should be admirably suited to the rugged conditions of Wellington.” GA Hart retired in 1936 and was succeeded by Kenneth E Luke as City Engineer.

Image: Mr G A Hart, Wellington City Engineer. Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints. Ref: 1/1-033001-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22773775


CIVIC APPOINTMENTS. New Zealand Herald, 16 June 1926, Page 12

WELLINGTON CITY ENGINEER. Mr. G. A. Hart, the new engineer of Wellington City, who arrived at Auckla... [truncated] New Zealand Herald, 26 November 1926, Page 13

MR. K. E. LUKE, appointed Wellington city engineer to succeed Mr. G. A. Hart when he retires next Ma... [truncated] Auckland Star, 9 October 1935, Page 8

MUNICIPAL APPOINTMENTS. Auckland Star, 16 June 1926, Page 10

NEW CITY ENGINEER Auckland Star, 8 October 1935, Page 15


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