Richard Hobbs (politician)

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Richard Hobbs (1833–1910) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from the Auckland and Northland regions in New Zealand. His father was the missionary John Hobbs.[1]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1878–1879 6th Franklin Independent
1881–1884 8th Bay of Islands Independent
1884–1887 9th Bay of Islands Independent
1887–1890 10th Bay of Islands Independent

He represented the Franklin electorate from 20 May 1878 to 15 August 1879 when he was defeated, and the Bay of Islands electorate from 9 December 1881 to 3 October 1890, when he retired.[2]


  1. ^ Williment, T. M. I. "John Hobbs". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 205. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
In abeyance
Title last held by
Hugh Carleton
Member of Parliament for Bay of Islands
Succeeded by
Robert Houston