letter to the Mayor of Wellington 1843
from New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, 21 June 1843
Notwithstanding the unusually boisterous state of the weather, a very crowded meeting took place, at the Exchange Room, on Monday last, pursuant to a requisition got up the preceeding evening, and addressed to his Worship the Mayor,
(George HUNTER 1788-1843) to call a meeting.
Wellington, Port Nicholson, June 18th, 1843.
... We, the Undersigned Burgesses, and inhabitants of this Borough, request of you as Mayor, to call a public meeting of the residents, to take into consideration the present state of the settlement, in so far, as to take immediate steps, to protect their lives and properties
W. FITZHERBERT, J.P.
E. JOHNSON, Alderman
W. LYON, Alderman
J. M. STOKES, M.D.
D. S. DURIE
T. M. MacHATTIE
C. M. PENNY
W. B. RHODES
J. H. WALLACE
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The Mayor, George Hunter, died 19 July 1843, a month after this meeting, aged 55. He is buried Plot 3315, Section C of E at Bolton St cemetery
George Hunter Esq., first Mayor of Wellington
- from the site NZETC