Dunedin East

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Dunedin East was a parliamentary electorate in the city of Dunedin in the Otago Region of New Zealand from 1881 to 1890.

Population centres[edit]

The previous electoral redistribution was undertaken in 1875 for the 1875–76 election. In the six years since, New Zealand's European population had increased by 65%. In the 1881 electoral redistribution, the House of Representatives increased the number of European representatives to 91 (up from 84 since the 1875–76 election). The number of Māori electorates was held at four. The House further decided that electorates should not have more than one representative, which led to 35 new electorates being formed, including Dunedin East, and two electorates that had previously been abolished to be recreated. This necessitated a major disruption to existing boundaries.[1]


Dunedin East is one of the electorates that replaced the three-member City of Dunedin electorate.[2] The other two electorate formed in 1881 are Dunedin Central[3] and Peninsula.[4]

Election results[edit]

The electorate was represented by three Members of Parliament:[3][5]



Election Winner
1881 election Matthew Green[2]
1884 election Robert Stout[6]
1887 election James Allen[7]


  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 43–48.
  2. ^ a b Scholefield 1925, p. 96.
  3. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 157.
  4. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 162.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 262.
  6. ^ Scholefield 1925, p. 137.
  7. ^ Scholefield 1925, p. 74.


  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. 
  • Scholefield, Guy (1925) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record (2nd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.