Robert Pharazyn

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1865–1866 3rd Rangitikei Independent

Robert Pharazyn (1833 – 19 July 1896) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Manawatu region of New Zealand.


Robert Pharazyn's Wellington house circa 1890
(80-86) Hobson Street, Thorndon

Pharazyn was the son of Charles Johnson Pharazyn.[1] He represented the Rangitikei electorate from 1865 to 1866 when he was defeated.[2] On 15 May 1885, Pharazyn was appointed to the New Zealand Legislative Council; his father had resigned from the Legislative Council, so that he could succeed him.[1] He held that role until his death on 19 July 1896.[3] He was buried at Bolton Street Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ a b A. H. McLintock, ed. (22 April 2009). "PHARAZYN, Charles Johnson". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved 1 October 2012.  Check date values in: |year=, |year= / |date= mismatch (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. 226. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 83. 
  4. ^ "Funeral of the Late Hon. R. Pharazyn". The Evening Post. LII (49). 21 July 1896. p. 6. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
William Fox
Member of Parliament for Rangitikei
Succeeded by
William Hogg Watt