The following article was extracted from the Evening Post, Volume LXXXI, Issue 124, 27 May 1911, Page 2. The Evening Post was founded by Henry Blundell and began publication as a daily in Wellington, New Zealand on 8 February 1865.
“A New Zealand Dorset Men Beyond the Sea Society has been ‘formed in’ Wellington, and it has “been decided to apply to the Society of Dorset Men in London for affiliation. Officers have been elected as follows:- President, Mr. A. M. Smith (Dorchester), Wellington ; vice-presidents, Mr. T. A. B. Maskew (Dorchester), Christchurcb ; Mr. F. Cuming (Gillingham), Dunedin ; Mr. W. S. Williams (Beaminster), Auckland; , Lieut. Colonel A. Hume, J.P. (Portland), Wellington ; hon. secretary, Mr. J. F. Atkins (Wimborne), Wellington; assistant hon. secretary, Mr. F. Williams (Dorchester), Wellington. The following committee has been appointed, to draft, rules, objects, etc, of tbe society: — The president, Messrs. Thos. Neave, F. Williams, H. S. Moore, Rev. C. Mutter, and the secretary. The secretary is to write the London society and obtain year books for distribution amongst the New Zealand members.”