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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

WICKSTEED, John Tylston 1806–1860

WICKSTEED, John Tylston 1806–1860

Associated with London Spectator and friend of E. J. Wakefield. In December 1849 set off for New Zealand in the London as agent for the Church of England Society to choose 4000 acres of land for them. May 1842 was sent to New Plymouth to take Liardet's place as resident agent. Though he did have troubles with the Maoris he persuaded them to allow an access track to be used from the page 254 east of Mt. Egmont towards Wellington. Later took up land at Omata and became editor of the Taranaki Herald. 1852 appointed one of Legislative Council for New Ulster. About 1853 moved to Wanganui, took up land at Kai iwi and became editor for a time of the Wanganui Chronicle.