William John Elvy
Elvy was a survey draftsman working for the Land and Survey Department in their Blenhiem office. He was later a member of six scenic boards in the Marlborough area. Source
His JPS papers show his strong interest in field archaeology - his two books less so, but they are a primary written source of traditional history he recorded for the region.
1926 Supposed Pit-Dwellings in Queen Charlotte Sound, Journal of the Polynesian Society, 35(4):329-332.
1927 Te Rae o Te Karaka. A Pa or Fortified Village in Queen Charlotte Sound, Journal of the Polynesian Society 36(4):367-68.
1939 Allwright's Grave at Waihiria, Mikonui, Near the Old Whaling Station of Haumuri, Journal of the Polynesian Society 48(4):199-200.
1949 Kaikoura Coast, The history traditions and Maori place-names of Kaikoura. Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch.
1957 Kei puta te Wairau, A history of Marlborough in Maori times. Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch.