William Wood (New Zealand politician)

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William Wood

William Wood (1827 – 30 August 1884) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1866–1870 4th Invercargill Independent
1876–1878 6th Mataura Independent

He represented the Invercargill electorate in Parliament from 1866 to 1870, when he retired, and then the Mataura electorate from 1876 to 1878, when he resigned.[1]

He was the third and last Superintendent of the Southland Province in 1869–1870,[2] he was the first Mayor of Invercargill in 1871–1873.[3]

He was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 1878 until his death in 1884.[4]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Provinces 1848-77". Rulers.org. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Mayors down the years". Invercargill City Council. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  4. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 88.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Parkin Taylor
Superintendent of Southland Province
Reunited with Otago Province
First Mayor of Invercargill
Succeeded by
George Lumsden
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Invercargill
Succeeded by
William Henderson Calder
Preceded by
Dillon Bell
Member of Parliament for Mataura
Succeeded by
James Shanks