Story: Smith, Stephenson Percy

Elsdon Best and Percy Smith, 1908

 Elsdon Best and Percy Smith, 1908

In 1891 Percy Smith invited Elsdon Best to Wellington to discuss the formation of a society for the study of Polynesian history and culture; they were both foundation members of the Polynesian Society in 1892.

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How to cite this page:

Giselle M. Byrnes. 'Smith, Stephenson Percy', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 February 2023)