Dunedin Country

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Dunedin Country was a parliamentary electorate in the rural area surrounding the city of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand, from 1853 to 1860. It was a two-member electorate.


The electorate was represented by five Members of Parliament.[1]

Election Winners
1853 election William Cutten John Cargill
1855 William Cargill
1858 by-election John Parkin Taylor
1860 by-election Thomas Gillies

Cutten resigned in 1855 before the end of the term of the term of the 1st New Zealand Parliament. No by-election was held.[1] John Cargill and his father William were elected unopposed on 11 December 1855 for the 2nd New Zealand Parliament.[2] John and William resigned in 1858 and October 1859, respectively. The first vacancy was filled by Taylor, who retired from parliament at the end of this term. The second vacancy was filled by Gillies.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "Election of Members for the House of Representatives". Otago Witness (212). 15 December 1855. p. 3. Retrieved 25 June 2010.