Edward Masters

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For the English MP, sometimes known as Edward Masters, see Edward Master.
Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1879–1881 7th Grey Valley Independent

Edward Masters (1838 – 27 November 1881) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Westland, New Zealand.

Masters was born in Melbourne in 1838. He was Mayor of Greymouth for several terms.[1]

He represented the Grey Valley electorate from 1879 to 1881, when he resigned.[2] He sent his resignation from Melbourne in May 1881, stating that his medical advisers feared for his life if he travelled to New Zealand in his poor state of health.[3] Masters died later in the year in Richmond, Melbourne, on 27 November.[4] He was 43 years old and is buried at Kew Cemetery.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Late Mr Masters". Nelson Evening Mail XVI (310). 30 December 1881. p. 4. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 219. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "Resignation of Mr Masters, M.H.R.". The Evening Post XXI (107). 9 May 1881. p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Death". Grey River Argus XXIV (4134). 9 May 1881. p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Deaths". The Argus (11,060). 29 November 1881. p. 1. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Funeral Notices". The Argus (11,060). 29 November 1881. p. 8. Retrieved 31 March 2014.