Ashley Hunter (cartoonist)
Ashley John Barsley Hunter (1854-1932) was a New Zealand engineer, artist, photographer and cartoonist. Although principally employed as an engineer, he was one of the founders of the New Zealand Graphic and Ladies Journal (initially published as the Auckland Graphic) in 1877. His cartoons appeared in the Graphic throughout the 1880s and 1890s, often appearing as full-page images on the front cover.
After initially working as a photographer on arrival in New Zealand, he was appointed as an engineering cadet in the Public Works Department in Wellington in 1872. He continued to work for the Public Works Department until 1882 when he went into private practice in partnership with James Stewart. He was an engineer for the Westport Coal Company (from 1894-1897), the Paparoa Coal Company (1906-1910), the Waipa Coal Company and the Westport Stockton Coal Company (1910-1913). In 1918, he was responsible for laying out the Glen Afton Coal Mine and the Huntly Branch Railway.
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- "Obituary: Mr Ashley Hunter". New Zealand Herald: 14. 28 May 1932.
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- Hunter, Ashley J. (2005). The letters of Ashley J Hunter 1871-1878. Christchurch: M Rolleston.
- "Ashley John Hunter (1854–1932) | Engineering New Zealand". www.engineeringnz.org. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
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