David McMillan (politician)

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1881–1884 8th Coleridge Independent
1884–1887 9th Coleridge Independent

David McMillan (1836 – 6 July 1904) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.

He came to New Zealand on the Rose of Sharon in 1857 and settled near Southbridge. From 1874, he held various local political roles. He was on the Selwyn County Council from the beginning and chaired the body for 11 years.[1]

He represented the Coleridge electorate from 1881 to 1887, when he retired.[2]

In 1900, he visited his native Scotland.[3] He died on 6 July 1904 and was buried at Ellesmere Cemetery.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Obituary". The Press. LXI (11989). 7 July 1904. p. 3. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 217. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Farmers". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Edward George Wright
Member of Parliament for Coleridge
1881–1887
Constituency abolished