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Councillors of Wellington New Zealand 1907

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WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL - BIENNIAL ELECTION of COUNCILLORS

20th April 1907

the original list was taken from New Zealand Free Lance
- I have added further info for researchers -
- some birth years may be based on age at death -

In the matter of the Municipal Corporation Act, 1900 and of The Local Elections Act, 1902 and the Acts amending the same respectively

I hereby give notice that the following tirty-six persons have been duly nominated as Candidates for the office of COuncillors for the City of Wellington:-

BALLINGER, Thomas

BAYLIS, George Henry Brett (1879-1938)

BISS, Augustus Samuel (1864-1917)
- born in Nelson, Marlborough to William Moore BISS & Louisa HOOPER
- Augustus was an Accountant in Wellington and a well known Rower and the vice-president f the Star Boating Club, also chairman of teh Returned Soldiers Club-house Society which was resonsible for the management of the Returned Soldiers Club on Lambton Quay
- he married Millicent Maud GEORGE (1871-1942) in 1893 and had 6 known childrem
- he died suddenly on 6th December 1917

BOURKE, James Joseph (1872-1950)

BRANIGAN, William John (1871-1927)

BROWN, John

CARMICHAEL, Thomas

COHEN, Folk (1845-1915) - a Clothier in Willis St
- born in London, he travelled to Melbourne with his parents when he was 9 where they lived for 10 years then moved to Westland NZ when gold was discovered, later moving to Wellington
- he joined the Wellington volunteer Fire Brigade, was one of the founders of the Wellington Fire Police, a chartered member of the Excelsior Lodge of Druids and a member of the Masonic Lodge Leinster
- he married Annie Elizabeth LEVY (1851-1914) in 1874 (2 known children)
- Folk died at his residence, 321 Upper Willis street Wellington on 28th April 1915 aged 70. The Town Hall flag was at half mast in respect and some of those attending his funeral was the Mayor of Wellington John Lukeand City Councillors, members of te Fire Police, the Masonic Lodge and the Wellington Hebrew congregation.

COOK, Robert

COOPER, Albert Hunter (1874-1958)

FISHER, HOn. Francis Marion Bates (1877-1960)
- he lived for a time in Ngongotaha,Rotorua
- his daughter Esther Frances Fisher married Sir John Nicholson BARRAN 2nd Baronet

FLETCHER, Robert

FULLFORD, Arthur Harry/Henry (1866-1912)

FROST, George

GEORGE, William Henry Harrison
- William's daughter Florence Violet George married Frank MILNER, (18751944) C.M.G. Headmaster of Waitaki Boys' High School on 3 Jan 1907

GODBER, James - Caterer and Confectioner, 84 & 86 Cuba Street, Wellington
- James was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, he left Home with his father's family in 1858 in the ship Empress Eugene, for Melbourne.
Here he was educated. In 1863 he arrivaed in Wellington and was apprenticed to Mr. Joe Dixon (whose business he eventually purchased) completing his term in 1867.
The next 10 or 11 years were spent travelling about the country gaining further experience in his trade by acting as journeyman baker in various parts of the Wellington province. He returned to Wellington in 1878 and bought out his former employer.

HALES, William Henry - Engineer-in-Chief and Marine Engineer
- born in 1830 in New Brunswick, where his father, James R. Hales, was a ship builder and owner
- in 1853 he sailed for the colonies. For 3 years he was engaged in contracting and general business in Melbourne and in 1856 he crossed the Tasman Sea and landed in Wellington. The first six years of life in New Zealand was spent as a builder and contractor for road and bridge works

HAMPTON, William Henry (1875-1918)
- Private #65390
- was a Carpenter prior to war
- Killed in action Havrincourt, France WWI

HINDMARSH, Alfred Humphrey (1860-1918)
- Lawyer, trade unionist and politician
- born in Port Elliot, Adelaide, South Australia
- grandson of Sir John Hindmarsh
- he died in the Flu Pandemic aged 58

INNISS, Henry

IZARD, Charles Hayward (1842-1925) - Solicitor in Featherston St Wellington - he married Stella Margaret HALSTEAD in 1886. Was living in Bowen St Wellington at time of death

KEENE, Richard (1862-1927)

LARKIN, Frederick William (1877-1918)

LIGHTFOOT, George Henry (1875-1940)

LINDSAY, Alfred (1840-1919)
- born in Edinbourgh. He arrived in NZ in 1857 on the COLEROON
- Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Importer, 127 Lambton Quay, Wellington
- he was living in Bowen St at time of death

LINGARD, William

LUKE, John Pearce (1858-1931)
- born at St Just, near Penzance, Cornwall, England. He came to NZ with his parents in July 1874 after the Cornish tin industry failed. He completed an apprenticeship as an engineer. He was the 20th Mayor of Wellington from 1913-1921. Lukes Lane in the Wellington CBD is named the family business, Lukes' Foundry, which was sited there; years later, Sir John Pearce's sons set up Luke Bros foundry near Chaffers Street. Lukes' Foundry built New Zealand's first steel ship, and several lighthouses. Sir John Pearce and his wife, Lady Luke, donated the decorative iron gates at the entrance to Central Park, in Brooklyn

McLAREN, David (18721939) was a Mayor of Wellington and Member of Parliament
- born in Glasgow, Scotland
- he became a leader of the Wellington Wharf Labourers Union in New Zealand. He was a member of the Wellington City Council for eleven years from 1901 to 1912 and was elected Mayor of Wellington in 1912

MORRAH, Walter Hope (1867-1948)
- born in Christchurch to Edward Wakefield MORRAH a Bank Inspector & Fanny Jane WESTON
- Walter married Grace Bruce MOUAT (1872-1933) on 27 Nov 1895 in St Andrews on The Terrace, Wellington . They were living at 48 McFarland St in 1933
- he was a Director and the President of the Lyall Bay Bowling Club in 1916

MURDOCH, Matthew

REARDON, Michael John (1876-1945)
- Born at Waikouati he was a blacksmith and freezing worker. He was Secretary of the Wellington General Labourers Union (1906-19). In 1902 he stood as an Independent Liberal-Labour candidate and in 1911 as the NZLP candidate for Hutt. During WW1 he supported conscription. He helped form the Wellington branch of the WEA (Workers Educational Association) in 1915 and was a key figure in the Self-determination for Ireland League 1920-1. Later he was Secretary Wellington Retail Fruit Trade Association. He lived at 22 Wallace street in 1913 when he received a death threat from Walter Litchfield if he did not end the strike

SAMUEL, Albert Moeller (1876-1963)
- he was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand. He was elected to the Ohinemuri electorate in the 1925 general election. In 1928 he was elected to the Thames electorate, but was defeated in 1935

SHIRTCLIFFE, George (1862-1941)
- born in Worksop, England, arrived in NZ in 1864
- he became an accountant to N.M. and A. Company Limited in 1879. From 1882-1890 he was accountant and manager of the Canterbury Farmer's Cooperative Association at Timaru and was (1890-1912) manager and partner in A.S. Paterson and Co, became vice-chairman and managing director in 1912. He retired in 1919 but was made chairman of the company in 1927. Other appointments he held included president of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, 1904-1907; chairman of the Council of the Scientific and Industrial Research Department, 1926-35; and chairman of the National Expenditure Commission, 1932. He was made O.B.E. and in 1936 was advanced to K.B.E.
- In 1889 he married Jane Barbara MASSEY of Timaru, and had two sons and three daughter. He remarried in 1927 to Margaret Elise PRIEST of Timaru
- he was granted a knighthood to Sir George Shirtcliffe K.B.E. in 1936

SMITH, John

TREVOR, James (1847-1915)

YOUNG, William Thomas (1870-1953)
- born in Karori, Wellington on 27 April 1870, the son of Jessie DYKES and her husband, William Young, a farmer

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