William Borrowdale TRIPE

MRCS (Eng) 1858

Born London 25 Jul 1822                        Died Wellington 16 Feb 1908

Educated at Bow Grammar School and Merchant Tailors' School, London

London Hospital graduate

For several years practised in London, in partnership with his brother, Dr John W Tripe.

Took an active part in the philanthropic movement of the Earl of Shaftesbury and was honorary physician to the first Shoe-Black Brigade.

Arrived New Zealand 26 Dec 1858 at Port Chalmers on the SS Gloucester and settled in Rangiora. Appointed Registrar, Births Deaths and Marriages 1864

Left Rangiora in 1871 for Picton. Provincial Surgeon and Immigration Commissioner for Marlborough until 1878, then moved to Wellington.

Practiced in Upper Willis Street

Honorary Consulting Physician, Wellington Hospital 1900 - 1903

Honorary Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital 1903


Obituary: NZMJ 1908 6:49

Last updated 29 October 2016.