Hallyburton Johnstone

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Hallyburton Johnstone OBE (23 August 1897 – 10 August 1970) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1946 27th Raglan National
1949–1951 29th Raglan National
1951–1954 30th Raglan National
1954–1957 31st Raglan National
1957–1960 32nd Waipa National
1960–1963 33rd Waipa National

Johnstone was born in Raglan and educated at Auckland Grammar School. He served in the NZEF from 1916 to 1918 and farmed sheep and cattle in the Raglan area.[1]

He won the Raglan electorate in 1946 in the by-election caused by the death of the previous MP, Robert Coulter. However, he only held the electorate from 5 March to 27 November 1946 as he was defeated by Alan Baxter in the 1946 general election.[2]

In 1949 he won Raglan back for National, and held it to 1957 when he instead contested and won the Waipa electorate. He held this seat until his retirement in 1963.[2]

In the 1966 New Year Honours, Johnstone was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to farming and in political life.[3]


  1. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 323. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 208. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "No. 43856". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1966. p. 42. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Robert Coulter
Member of Parliament for Raglan
Succeeded by
Alan Baxter
Preceded by
Alan Baxter
Succeeded by
Douglas Carter
Preceded by
William Goosman
Member of Parliament for Waipa
Succeeded by
Leslie Munro