John Lillie Gillies

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1873–1875 5th Waikouaiti Independent

John Lillie Gillies (1832 – 27 September 1897) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from the Otago region of New Zealand. He was from Rothesay, Bute on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.[1]

Gillies was a member of the Otago Provincial Council, representing the Tokomairiro electorate from 10 October 1861 until 16 August 1864, when he resigned.[2][3] He then represented the electorate from 5 February 1869 until the abolition of provincial government in 1876, with the electorate changing names in 1871 to Milton.[3] Gillies was twice a member of the executive council: from 16 September 1863 to 17 May 1864, and from 6 May 1869 to 13 April 1871.[4] He was speaker of the provincial council from May 1871 until the abolition of the provinces.[4]

He represented the Waikouaiti electorate in the House of Representatives from 1873 to 1875, when he resigned.[5]

He was Secretary to the Harbour Board when he died aged 65 years, and had been Provincial Treasurer of the Otago Provincial Council.[6]

He was the brother of Thomas Gillies and Robert Gillies.[7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dunedin death". Otago Daily Times. 28 September 1897. p. 4. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Otago Daily Times". Otago Daily Times (839). 30 August 1864. p. 4. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 220.
  4. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 217.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 199.
  6. ^ "Dunedin: Deaths". Oamaru Mail. 27 September 1897. p. 1. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "In Memoriam. Robert Gillies". Evening Post. XXXII (24). 15 June 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Late Robert Gillies". Bruce Herald. XVII (1759). 18 June 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.