1872 Rodney by-election

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The 1872 Rodney by-election was a by-election held on 16 March 1872 in the Rodney electorate in the Auckland region of New Zealand during the 5th New Zealand Parliament.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent MP Harry Farnall on 17 January 1872.[1]

The by-election was won by John Sheehan. He was unopposed.[2][3]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 195. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Rodney Election". New Zealand Herald. 18 March 1872.
  3. ^ "Rodney Election". New Zealand Herald. 8 March 1872.