Mayor of Dunedin

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The Mayor of Dunedin is the head of the municipal government of Dunedin, New Zealand, and presides over the Dunedin City Council. The Mayor is directly elected, using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system in 2007.[1]

The current Mayor is Aaron Hawkins who was elected in 2019.[2]

The mayor has always been elected at large,[3] with the inaugural election in 1865.[4] Up until 1915, the term of mayor was for one year only.[5][6] From 1915 to 1935, the term was two years.[7] Since the 1935 mayoral election, the term has been three years.[7] The role of Deputy Mayor was established in 1917.[8]

List of mayors of Dunedin[edit]

Key

  Independent   Citizens' Association   Labour   Green   Greater Dunedin

# Name Portrait Term of Office
1 William Mason William Mason architect.jpg 1865 1867
2 John Hyde Harris John Harris (New Zealand).jpg 1867 1868
3 Thomas Birch Thomas Birch, Mayor of Dunedin, 1868–70.jpg 1868 1870
4 Henry Fish Henry Fish.jpg 1870 1873
5 Andrew Mercer Andrew Mercer, Mayor of Dunedin, 1873-74.jpg 1873 1874
6 Keith Ramsay Keith Ramsay, Mayor of Dunedin, 1874–75.jpg 1874 1875
7 Henry John Walter Henry John Walter, Mayor of Dunedin, 1875-76, 1878-80.jpg 1875 1876
8 Charles Reeves Charles Stephen Reeves, Mayor of Dunedin, 1876–77.jpg 1876 1877
9 Richard Henry Leary Richard Henry Leary, Mayor of Dunedin, 1877–78.jpg 1877 1878
(7) Henry John Walter Henry John Walter, Mayor of Dunedin, 1875-76, 1878-80.jpg 1878 1879
10 Archibald Hilson Ross Archibald Hilson Ross, Mayor of Dunedin, 1880–81.jpg 1880 1881
11 James Gore James Gore, Mayor of Dunedin 1881–1882.jpg 1881 1882
12 John Bryce Thomson John Bryce Thomson, Mayor of Dunedin, 1887–83.jpg 1882 1883
13 William Parker Street William Parker Street, Mayor of Dunedin, 1883–84.jpg 1883 1884
14 Arthur Scoullar Arthur Scoullar, Mayor of Dunedin, 1884–85.jpg 1884 1885
15 John Barnes John Barnes, Mayor of Dunedin, 1885–86.jpg 1885 1886
(9) Richard Henry Leary Richard Henry Leary, Mayor of Dunedin, 1877–78.jpg 1886 1887
16 William Dawson William Dawson.jpg 1887 1888
17 Hugh Gourley Hugh Gourley, NZETC.jpg 1888 1889
18 John Roberts John Roberts, Mayor of Dunedin, 1889–90.jpg 1889 1890
19 John Carroll John Carroll, Mayor of Dunedin, 1890–91.jpg 1890 1891
20 Charles Robert Chapman Charles Robert Chapman (cropped).jpg 1891 1892
21 Charles Haynes Charles Haynes (cropped).jpg 1892 1893
(4) Henry Fish Henry Fish.jpg 1893 1895
22 Nathaniel Wales Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales.jpg 1895 1896
(17) Hugh Gourley Hugh Gourley, NZETC.jpg 1896 1897
23 Edward Cargill Edward Bowes Cargill.jpg 1897 1898
24 William Swan William Swan (cropped).jpg 1898 1899
25 Robert Chisholm No image.png 1899 1901
26 George Lyon Denniston No image.png 1901 1902
27 James Alexander Park No image.png 1902 1903
28 Thomas Scott Thomas Scott (cropped).jpg 1903 1904
29 Thomas Reid Christie Thomas Reid Christie (cropped).jpg 1904 1905
30 Joseph Braithwaite Joseph-Braithwaite-in-mayoral-robes.jpg 1905 1906
31 George Lawrence George Lawrence (cropped).jpg 1906 1907
32 John Loudon No image.png 1907 1908
33 John McDonald No image.png 1908 1909
34 James Hamlin Walker No image.png 1909 1910
35 Thomas Cole No image.png 1910 1911
36 William Burnett No image.png 1911 1912
37 John Wilson No image.png 1912 1913
38 William Downie Stewart Jr William Downie Stewart.jpg 1913 1914
39 John Shacklock No image.png 1914 1915
40 James Clark James John Clark.jpg 1915 1919
41 William Begg William Begg (cropped).jpg 1919 1921
42 James Douglas No image.png 1921 1923
43 Harold Tapley No image.png 1923 1927
44 William Taverner William Burgoyne Taverner.jpg 1927 1929
45 Robert Black Robert Sheriff Black.jpg 1929 1933
46 Edwin Thoms Cox Edwin Cox.jpg 1933 1938
47 Andrew Henson Allen Andrew Henson Allen.jpg 1938 1944
48 Donald Cameron Donald Cameron, 1944.jpg 1944 1950
49 Len Wright Len Wright.jpg 1950 1959
50 Stuart Sidey Stuart Sidey, 1953.jpg 1959 1965
51 Russell Calvert Russell Calvert, 1962.jpg 1965 1968
52 Jim Barnes Jim Barnes.jpg 1968 1977
53 Cliff Skeggs Clifford Skeggs.jpg 1977 1989
54 Richard Walls Richard Walls, 1980.jpg 1989 1995
55 Sukhi Turner Sukhi Turner 2009.jpg 1995 2004
56 Peter Chin Peter Chin 2010 Otago Rally.jpg 2004 2010
57 Dave Cull Dave Cull-Blueskin News.jpg 2010 2019
58 Aaron Hawkins Aaron-hawkins.jpg 2019 present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Local Elections". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Dunedin City Council Final Results". Dunedin City Council. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  3. ^ McDonald 1965, p. 415.
  4. ^ "The Election of Mayor". Otago Daily Times (1119). 22 July 1865. p. 4. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  5. ^ Griffiths, George (September 2005). "Dunedin's 19th Century Mayors" (PDF). Friends of the Hocken Collections. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  6. ^ McDonald 1965, pp. 415f.
  7. ^ a b McDonald 1965, p. 416.
  8. ^ McDonald 1965, p. 417.

References[edit]

  • McDonald, Kenneth Cornwell (1965). City Of Dunedin : A Century of Civic Enterprise. Dunedin: Dunedin City Corporation.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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