|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for City of Auckland
|Died||19 September 1906
Auckland, New Zealand
Shera was born in Ireland in 1840. He sailed to Australia in 1867 before continuing on to New Zealand a year later. He landed in Auckland and found work as a share broker. He married a daughter of Henry Balneavis, Jemima Balneavis, at St. Paul's Church in April 1873. His wife was part-Māori and Shera ensured that Māori women were included in the electoral reform bill that granted women's suffrage.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|1890–1893||11th||City of Auckland||Liberal|
Later life and death
- Hamer 1988, p. 366.
- "Untitled". Auckland Star. IV (1013). 17 April 1873. p. 2. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- Binney, Judith, ed. (1968). The Shaping of History: Essays from the New Zealand Journal of History. Bridget Williams Books. p. xiii.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 234. OCLC 154283103.
- "The General Election, 1887". National Library. 1887. pp. 1–4. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
- "Death of Mr J M Shera". Auckland Star. XXXVII (225). 20 September 1906. p. 5. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- Hamer, David A. (1988). The New Zealand Liberals: The Years of Power, 1891–1912. Auckland: Auckland University Press. ISBN 1-86940-014-3.
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