Mayor of Dunedin

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Dave Cull, the current mayor

The Mayor of Dunedin is the head of the municipal government of Dunedin, New Zealand, and presides over the Dunedin City Council. The Mayor is directly elected, using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system in 2007.[1]

The current Mayor is Dave Cull who was elected in 2010 and is a candidate in 2013.

The mayor has always been elected at large.[2] Up until 1915, the term of mayor was for one year only.[3][4] From 1915 to 1935, the term was two years.[5] Since the 1935 mayoral election, the term has been three years.[5] The role of Deputy Mayor was established in 1917.[6]

List of Mayors of Dunedin[edit]

# Name Term of Office
Start End
1 William Mason 1865 1867
2 John Hyde Harris 1867 1868
3 Thomas Birch 1868 1870
4 Henry Fish 1870 1873
5 Andrew Mercer 1873 1874
6 Keith Ramsay 1874 1875
7 Henry John Walter 1875 1876
8 Charles Stephen Reeves 1876 1877
9 Richard Henry Leary 1877 1878
Henry John Walter, 2nd time 1878 1879
10 Archibald Hilson Ross 1880 1881
11 James Gore 1881 1882
12 John Bryce Thomson 1882 1883
13 William Parker Street 1883 1884
14 Arthur Scoullar 1884 1885
15 John Barnes 1885 1886
Richard Henry Leary, 2nd time 1886 1887
16 William Dawson 1887 1888
17 Hugh Gourley 1888 1889
18 John Roberts 1889 1890
19 John Carroll 1890 1891
20 Charles Robert Chapman 1891 1892
21 Charles Haynes 1892 1893
Henry Fish, 2nd time 1893 1895
22 Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales 1895 1896
Hugh Gourley, 2nd time 1896 1897
23 Edward Bowes Cargill 1897 1898
24 William Swan 1898 1899
25 Robert Chisholm 1899 1901
26 George Lyon Denniston 1901 1902
27 James Alexander Park 1902 1903
28 Thomas Scott 1903 1904
29 Thomas Reid Christie 1904 1905
30 Joseph Braithwaite 1905 1906
31 George Lawrence 1906 1907
32 John Loudon 1907 1908
33 John McDonald 1908 1909
34 James Hamlin Walker 1909 1910
35 Thomas Cole 1910 1911
36 William Burnett 1911 1912
37 John Wilson 1912 1913
38 William Downie Stewart, Jr. 1913 1914
39 John Bradley Shacklock 1914 1915
40 James John Clark 1915 1919
41 William Begg 1919 1921
42 James Sandilands Douglas 1921 1923
43 Harold Livingstone Tapley 1923 1927
44 William Burgoyne Taverner 1927 1929
45 Robert Black 1929 1933
46 Edwin Thomas Cox 1933 1938
47 Andrew Henson Allen 1938 1944
48 Donald Charles Cameron 1944 1950
49 Leonard Morton Wright 1950 1959
50 Thomas Kay Stuart Sidey 1959 1965
51 Russell John Calvert 1965 1968
52 James George Barnes 1968 1977
53 Cliff Skeggs 1977 1989
54 Richard Walls 1989 1995
55 Sukhi Turner 1995 2004
56 Peter Chin 2004 2010
57 Dave Cull 2010 present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Local Elections". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 2008-12-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ McDonald 1965, p. 415.
  3. ^ Griffiths, George (September 2005). "Dunedin’s 19th Century Mayors" (PDF). Friends of the Hocken Collections. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  4. ^ McDonald 1965, pp. 415f.
  5. ^ a b McDonald 1965, p. 416.
  6. ^ McDonald 1965, p. 417.

References[edit]

  • McDonald, Kenneth Cornwell (1965). City Of Dunedin : A Century of Civic Enterprise. Dunedin: Dunedin City Corporation. 

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