John Wilson (businessman)

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John Alexander Wilson (21 April 1829 – 28 April 1909) was a notable New Zealand farmer, soldier, public servant, judge and businessman. He was born in Condé-sur-Noireau, France in 1829.[1] Wilson was a member of the Auckland Provincial Council, representing the Pensioner Settlements electorate from 7 October 1857 to 12 September 1861.[2] He was a judge at the Native Land Court for many years. He owned Whakaari/White Island off the coast from Tauranga and had it mined for sulphur.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rorke, Jinty. "John Alexander Wilson". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 186.