George Sale (academic)
George Samuel Sale (1831 – 25 December 1922) was a notable New Zealand station manager, cricketer, newspaper editor, goldminer, public administrator and university professor.
In January 1864 he played in the first match of first-class cricket ever played in New Zealand, top-scoring for Canterbury with 15 not out against Otago. He was a member of the County of Westland, representing the Hokitika riding from 10 December 1868 to 16 April 1869.
He was the first editor of The Press in Christchurch, and was one of the three foundation professors of the University of Otago, where he specialised in classics, particularly Greek and Latin. He returned to England after he retired.
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- Scholefield, Guy (1950) . New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 243.
- "Cricket Echoes". Star: 4. 12 December 1914.
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