William Wells (New Zealand politician)
William Wells (1810 – 21 January 1893) was a New Zealand politician.
Wells came to Nelson in the 1840s and purchased land in Wakapuaka, north of Nelson, from the New Zealand Company, which he kept all his life. He farmed a property there. He was a part owner of the Dun Mountain Railway.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1861–1866||3rd||Suburbs of Nelson||Independent|
|1866–1870||4th||Suburbs of Nelson||Independent|
He represented the Wairau electorate in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament from 1855 to 1858, but resigned before the end of his term. He later represented the Suburbs of Nelson in the 3rd Parliament and the 4th Parliament, from 1861 to 1870, when he retired. He also participated in Nelson provincial politics.
- "Saturday, January 21, 1893.". Nelson Evening Mail. XXVII (17). 21 January 1893. p. 2. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Former Members Of The House Of Representatives". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
- "Summary Notes". Colonist. XXXVI (7535). 23 January 1893. p. 3. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- "Cemeteries Database". Nelson City Council. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- "Death". Nelson Evening Mail. XXVII (17). 21 January 1893. p. 2. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Wairau
James Balfour Wemyss
|Member of Parliament for Suburbs of Nelson
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