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MR. JOHN S. SWAN

A prominent sportsman ..and, ah architect who had had a large share in planning the face of Wellington, Mr. John S. Swan, died in Wellington on Saturday afternoon after a short , illness. For nearly fifty years Mr. Swan was associated with architecture in Wellington, and he designed many of the most prominent buildings in this city and in other parts Of the Dominion, his genius extending to eecleciastic

and educational, as well as. business architecture.- Born in Wellington in 1874, of parents who had come to New Zealand in two of the early ships, Mr. Swan was articled to Mr. F. de J. Clere, and was associated with him for very many years afterwards. During the sixty-two years that he lived in Wellington, Mr. Swan was prominently connected with different sports, particularly boating, cycling, and Rugby. He was an early member of the Star Boating Club, a foundation member of the Thorndon Dinghy Club, and a Commodore of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, owning the w.ellknown yacht Syren. Mr. Swan had an intense love of everything associated with the sea, and had accumulated an extremely interesting and valuable collection of nautical curios. His interest in the sea extended to marine painting and to the collection of works of famous nautical. artists. .In his early days, Mr. Swan .was connected with several of the old cycling clubs. In recent years, he has.also been a prominent Rugby follower, and was vice-president of the Poneke Club. Mr. Swan is survived by four brothers and four sisters, three sons, Gerald, John, and Valentine, and one daughter, Helga.' The funeral was held privately this morning.

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MR. JOHN S. SWAN, Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 93, 20 April 1936

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MR. JOHN S. SWAN Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 93, 20 April 1936

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