Hubert Christie

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Hubert Christie in 1935.

Hubert Maxwell Christie OBE (1889–1982) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Waipawa Labour

Christie had been a (sheep) shearer in New Zealand and Australia, then a farmer and wool buyer in Porangahau and a member of the Patangata County Council 1929–1932.[1] He was elected for the Waipawa electorate with the swing to Labour in the 1935 general election but was defeated in the next election in 1938.[2] Later he was appointed to many government boards and commissions, including the Loans Board, Maori Trust Board and the New Zealand Wool Board (of which he was foundation chairman).

In the 1959 Queen's Birthday Honours, Christie was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for public services.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. ?. ISBN 0-474-00138-5. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 189. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "No. 41729". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 1959. p. 3740. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Albert Jull
Member of Parliament for Waipawa
1935–1938
Succeeded by
Albert Jull