William Henry Eyes

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1861–1866 3rd Wairau Independent
1866–1870 4th Wairau Independent
1871 5th Wairau Independent

William Henry Eyes (1819–1907) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician.

He represented the Marlborough electorate of Wairau from 1861 to 1871, when he resigned.[1] He was the 5th Superintendent of Marlborough Province from 1865 to 1870.[2] He was the Council's Speaker from 1871 to 1873.[3] He represented the Lower Wairau electorate on the 1st to 6th Council from 1860 to 1871.[4]

In the 1884 election, he contested the Picton electorate, but was beaten by Edward Connolly.[5]

In his later years, he lived in Wellington.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 105.
  2. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 203.
  3. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 205.
  4. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 206.
  5. ^ "The General Election, 1884". National Library. 1884. p. 2. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Death of Mr. W. H. Eyes". Marlborough Express XLI (86). 13 April 1907. p. 5. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Frederick Weld
Member of Parliament for Wairau
1861–1871
Succeeded by
Arthur Seymour