New Zealand general election, 1860–61

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1860–61 general election

← 1855 12 December 1860 – 28 March 1861 1866 →

All 53 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives

  First party
  Retouched portrait of Sir William Fox.jpg
Leader William Fox
Party Independent
Leader's seat Rangitikei
Last election 53 seats
Seats won 53
Seat change Steady
Popular vote N/A
Percentage N/A
Swing N/A

Prime Minister before election

Edward Staffordd
Independent

Prime Minister-designate

William Fox
Independent

The New Zealand general election of 1860–61 was held between 12 December 1860 and 28 March 1861 to elect 53 MPs to the third session of the New Zealand Parliament. 13,196 electors were registered.[1]

1860 was the year gold miners who held a Miner’s Right continuously for at least three months were able to vote without having to own, lease or rent property.

Results[edit]

Member Electorate Province MP's term Election date
Augustus White Akaroa Canterbury First 13 February 1861[2]
Thomas Russell Auckland East Auckland First 11 January 1861[3]
Josiah Firth Auckland West Auckland First 11 January 1861[4]
John Williamson Auckland West Auckland Second 11 January 1861[5]
Alfred Creyke Avon Canterbury First 1 February 1861[6]
Hugh Carleton Bay of Islands Auckland Third 13 February 1861[7]
Thomas Gillies Bruce Otago Second 11 February 1861[8]
Charles Kettle[9] Bruce Otago First 11 February 1861[10]
Frederick Weld Cheviot Canterbury Third 1 March 1861[2]
John Cracroft Wilson City of Christchurch Canterbury First 31 January 1861[5]
John Ormond Clive Hawke's Bay First 20 February 1861[11]
Andrew Richmond[12] Collingwood Nelson First 4 February 1861[13]
Thomas Dick City of Dunedin Otago First 24 December 1860[14]
Edward McGlashan[15] City of Dunedin Otago First 24 December 1860[16]
Thomas Rowley[17] Ellesmere Canterbury First 25 January 1861[13]
Robert Graham Franklin Auckland Second 28 January 1861[18]
Marmaduke Nixon Franklin Auckland First 28 January 1861[19]
William King Grey and Bell Taranaki First 27 November 1860[10]
Thomas Fraser Hampden Otago First 20 February 1861[20]
George Hall[21] Heathcote Canterbury First 12 February 1861[22]
William Fitzherbert Hutt Wellington Second 12 December 1860[4]
Alfred Renall[23] Hutt Wellington Second 12 December 1860[24]
Isaac Cookson Kaiapoi Canterbury Second 7 February 1861[25]
Crosbie Ward Town of Lyttelton Canterbury Second 25 January 1861[26]
John Munro Marsden Auckland First 20 January 1861[27]
William Butler Mongonui Auckland First 30 January 1861[28]
Herbert Curtis[29] Motueka Nelson Second 5 February 1861[6]
Henry Stark Napier Hawke's Bay First 19 February 1861[30]
Alfred Domett City of Nelson Nelson Second 27 December 1860[31]
Edward Stafford City of Nelson Nelson Second 27 December 1860[30]
James Wemyss[32] Suburbs of Nelson Nelson First 28 January 1861[2]
William Richmond Town of New Plymouth Taranaki Second 28 December 1860[13]
George Graham[33] Newton Auckland First 28 January 1861[18]
Thomas Henderson Northern Division Auckland Second 22 January 1861[34]
James O'Neill Northern Division Auckland Second 22 January 1861[11]
James Richmond Omata Taranaki First 30 November 1860[13][35]
Maurice O'Rorke Town of Onehunga Auckland First 18 January 1861[11]
Reader Wood Parnell Auckland First 15 January 1861[36]
William Mason Pensioner Settlements Auckland First 21 January 1861[37]
David Monro Picton Marlborough Third 16 February 1861[38]
Alfred Brandon Porirua Wellington Second 20 December 1860[39]
Charles Taylor Raglan Auckland Third 11 February 1861[40]
William Fox Rangitiki Wellington Second 4 February 1861[20]
Francis Jollie Timaru Canterbury First 25 March 1861[41]
Alfred Saunders Waimea Marlborough First 1 February 1861[3]
Charles Carter Wairarapa Wellington Second 12 December 1860[42]
William Eyes Wairau Marlborough First 15 February 1861[43]
Dillon Bell Wallace Otago Second 14 March 1861[44]
Walter Mantell Wallace Otago First 14 March 1861[37]
Henry Harrison[45] Wanganui Wellington First 1 February 1861[46]
Isaac Featherston City of Wellington Wellington Third 11 December 1860[43]
William Rhodes City of Wellington Wellington Third 11 December 1860[47]
William Taylor[48] City of Wellington Wellington First 11 December 1860[40]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "General elections 1853-2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Scholefield 1950, p. 147.
  3. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 137.
  4. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 106.
  5. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 148.
  6. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 102.
  7. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 99.
  8. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 108.
  9. ^ Patterson, Brad (22 June 2007). "Kettle, Charles Henry 1821 - 1862". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 118.
  11. ^ a b c Scholefield 1950, p. 130.
  12. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c d Scholefield 1950, p. 136.
  14. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 103.
  15. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1905). "Ex-Members". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Otago & Southland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  16. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 122.
  17. ^ Johnson, R. D.; Lochhead; Shapcott; Shaw-Brown. "The Architectural Heritage of Christchurch" (PDF). Christchurch City Council : Town Planning Division. p. 5. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  18. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 109.
  19. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 129.
  20. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 107.
  21. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Mr. George Williamson Hall". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  22. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 110.
  23. ^ Percy, Shirley Kevin. "The Renalls of Petone and the Wairarapa". Percy Family. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  24. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 134.
  25. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 101.
  26. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 146.
  27. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 128.
  28. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 98.
  29. ^ Savage, J. F. H. (September 1978). "Potted Biographies". Nelson Historical Society Journal. 3 (4). Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  30. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 140.
  31. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 104.
  32. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  33. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1902). "Mr. George Graham". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand: Auckland Provincial District. Christchurch. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  34. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 113.
  35. ^ "The Elections". Taranaki Herald. IX (435). 1 December 1860. p. 3. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  36. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 149.
  37. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 125.
  38. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 127.
  39. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 97.
  40. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 143.
  41. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 117.
  42. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 100.
  43. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 105.
  44. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 95.
  45. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Ex-Members". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  46. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 112.
  47. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 135.
  48. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. William Waring Taylor". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 

References[edit]

  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.