Frank Buckland (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1884–1887 9th Franklin North Independent
1890–1893 11th Manukau Independent

William Francis (Frank) Buckland (8 August 1847 – 29 December 1915) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in New Zealand, and an independent conservative MP.

Buckland was born in 1847 and was the only son of William Thorne Buckland. He received private tuition and attended St John's College. He trained as a civil engineer and was employed by the engineer's department of the Auckland Provincial Council, before joining the Colonial Survey as a surveyor. He then became mine manager in Thames.[1]

He held various public offices in Remuera between 1873 and 1880.[1] He represented two south Auckland parliamentary electorates; first Franklin North electorate from 1884 to 1887, when he was defeated. He then represented the Manukau electorate from 1890 to 1893, when he was again defeated.[2] He again contested the Manukau electorate in the 1896 election, but could not beat the incumbent, Sir Maurice O'Rorke.[3] He tried again in 1899, when four candidates contested the electorate, but O'Rorke remained successful.[4][5]

He was mayor of Cambridge 1898–1903 and 1905–1910.[6][7] He practised law in Cambridge.[8]

He died on 29 December 1915.[7] His wife had died before him.[8]


  1. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. p. 114. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "The General Election". Auckland Star. XXVII (305). 23 December 1896. p. 6. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 1. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Electoral District of Manukau". Observer. XVIII (1094). 16 December 1899. p. 19. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Good, Craig (17 March 2010). "The Bucklands of Waikato". Retrieved 28 May 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b Parker, Eris. "Cambridge Borough Mayors - William Francis Buckland". Cambridge Museum. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Obituary". The New Zealand Herald LII (16114). 31 December 1915. p. 7. Retrieved 15 February 2014.