Henry Holland (mayor)
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Christchurch North
1925 – 1935
|Preceded by||Leonard Isitt|
|Succeeded by||his son Sidney Holland|
|31st Mayor of Christchurch|
1 May 1912 – 1919
|Preceded by||John Joseph Dougall|
|Succeeded by||Henry Thacker|
|Born||7 December 1859|
|Died||29 December 1944(aged 85)|
Holland was born in Nafferton, East Yorkshire, England in 1859. His parents were the farmers Ann and Robert Holland. The family emigrated to New Zealand when Henry Holland was four, and settled in West Melton on an undeveloped farm.
The 1912 mayoral election was held on 24 April, and it was contested by the incumbent John Joseph Dougall, Holland, and Henry Thacker. Like the previous election in April 1911, the incumbent came last. Holland was successful with 4,127 votes, with Thacker and Dougall receiving 2,931 and 2,637 votes, respectively. Holland was installed as mayor on 1 May 1912.
Holland was Mayor of Christchurch for seven years. The 1917 mayoral election was contested by Holland and the MP James McCombs along the lines of win-the-war (Holland) and anti-conscription (McCombs). The result was a crushing defeat of McCombs; Holland received 12,177 votes and McCombs received 5,381. Holland retired from the mayoralty in 1919; the election was contested by three candidates.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Holland and his wife, Jane (née Eastwood), were awarded the OBE for service in World War I. He was subsequently promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.
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- "Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Christchurch North
John Joseph Dougall
|Mayor of Christchurch