John Bevan (New Zealand politician)

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1884–1887 9th Hokitika Independent

John Bevan (1837 – 16 July 1911) was a 19th-century member of the House of Representatives from the West Coast of New Zealand.

Bevan was born in Jersey on the Channel Islands in 1837[1] into a Welsh family.[2] He received his education at Jersey Grammar School and emigrated to Victoria in Australia in 1857 before moving to Hokitika in New Zealand in circa 1865.[1][2] He entered a partnership with Michael Pollock and they traded under the banner of Pollock and Bevan in Hokitika's Revell Street.[2][3]

He represented the Hokitika electorate from 1884 to 1887, when he was defeated.[4]

Bevan was a District Grand Master of Freemasons in Westland.[5] He died at Hokitika on 16 July 1911.[6]


  1. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L (PDF). I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. p. 67. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sketches of New Members". West Coast Times (4691). 11 August 1884. p. 2. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Mr. Michael Pollock". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 184. OCLC 154283103. 
  5. ^ "Public Notices". Grey River Argus. 18 July 1911. p. 6. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mr John Bevan". The Press. LXVII (14097). 17 July 1911. p. 9. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Gerard George Fitzgerald
Member of Parliament for Hokitika
Succeeded by
Joseph Grimmond