W.H. Oliphant Smeaton (1856-1914) was a Scottish writer and journalist. He spent a number of years in Australia and New Zealand and while there expressed the view, in the local media, that Atlantis had been located in the Atlantic(a).
Smeaton was very impressed by Donnelly’s hyperdiffusionist Atlantis and writing in the Westminster Review of 1895 he referred to the Easter Island statues as vindication of Donnelly‘s views. A few years later he published a novel, A Mystery of the Pacific, which had an Atlantis theme.