William Fraser (New Zealand politician, born 1827)

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Colonel William Fraser

William Fraser (1827–1901) was a 19th-century Liberal Party Member of Parliament in the Auckland Region, New Zealand.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1884–1887 9th Thames Independent
1887–1890 10th Thames Independent
1891–1893 11th Te Aroha Liberal

He was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1827.[1]

He was Mayor of Thames in 1882–1887,[2] he represented the Thames electorate in Parliament from 1884 to 1890.[3]

In the 1890 general election, he was defeated for the Te Aroha electorate by William Shepherd Allen. Allen's election was declared void on 3 April 1891.[4] Fraser won the resulting 9 July 1891 by-election and represented the electorate until the end of the term in 1893.[5]


  1. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Colonel William Fraser". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Mayors and Councillors of Thames". The Treasury. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 198.
  4. ^ Scholefield 1955, p. 92.
  5. ^ Scholefield 1955, p. 107.


  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 198. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
John Sheehan
Member of Parliament for Thames
Succeeded by
Alfred Cadman
Preceded by
William Shepherd Allen
Member of Parliament for Te Aroha
Constituency abolished