Story: Proudfoot, David

David Proudfoot

David Proudfoot

An influential and controversial railway and engineering contractor, David Proudfoot was photographed probably before he left Dunedin for Australia around 1883. Although his business deals brought him great wealth and power, he was never fully accepted in Dunedin society.

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F. R. J. Sinclair. 'Proudfoot, David', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2021)