John Bird Hine

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1908–1909 17th Stratford Independent
1909–1911 Changed allegiance to: Reform
1911–1914 18th Stratford Reform
1914–1919 19th Stratford Reform

John Bird Hine (1868 – 4 February 1954) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in the Taranaki region of New Zealand. He was Minister of Internal Affairs from 1919 to 1920 in the Reform Government.

He won the Stratford electorate in the 1908 general election, and held it to 1919,[1] when he was defeated by Robert Masters of the Liberal Party.

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[2]

Hine died on 4 February 1954, and was buried at Kopuatama Cemetery in Stratford.[3]


  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 113. 
  2. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cemetery search". Stratford District Council. Retrieved 6 September 2015.