Richmond Hursthouse

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1876–1879 6th Motueka Independent
1879–1881 7th Motueka Independent
1881–1884 8th Motueka Independent
1884–1887 9th Motueka Independent

Richmond Hursthouse (1845 – 11 November 1902) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Nelson, New Zealand, and a cabinet minister.

Hursthouse was born in New Plymouth, the son of John Hursthouse.[1] His mother, Helen Hursthouse (née Wilson), was the aunt of James Crowe Richmond.[2]

He represented the Motueka electorate from 1876 to 1887 when he was defeated.[3]

He stood for Waimea-Picton in 1890,[4] Motueka in 1896, and for the City of Nelson electorate in 1893[5] and 1899,[6] and came second each time.

When Motueka became a borough council in 1899, he was the town's first mayor.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. pp. 422f. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Oliver, W. H. & Porter, Frances. "Richmond, James Crowe". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 207. OCLC 154283103. 
  4. ^ "Waimea-Picton". Colonist. XXXIV (5980). 8 December 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nelson City". Nelson Evening Mail. XXVII (281). 29 November 1893. p. 2. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 2. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Motueka". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. p. 229. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Charles Parker
Member of Parliament for Motueka
1876–1887
Succeeded by
John Kerr