John Tiffin Stewart

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John Tiffin Stewart (1827–1913) was a notable New Zealand civil engineer and surveyor and mapper He was born in Rothesay, Bute, Scotland in 1827[1] and was married to the social activist Frances Ann Stewart.

Career in New Zealand[edit]

Much of Stewart's early surveying work was In Palmerston North. Stewart and his family later moved to Wanganui. The home they built in Campbell Street Wanganui was later the Karitane home, "Stewart House" and also a hostel for Whanganui City College.

He worked as engineer for the Whanganui River Trust helping clear channels on the river.


  1. ^ Kirk, Athol. "John Tiffin Stewart". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.