Waimea by-election, 1859

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The Waimea by-election of 1859 was a by-election for the electorate of Waimea during the 2nd New Zealand Parliament. It was triggered by the resignation of William Travers when he was appointed as a judge. According to Wilson, Travers was disqualified under the Act of 1858, and vacated the seat on 26 July 1859. [1]

Only one candidate was nominated on 26 December 1859, Fedor Kelling, and he was immediately declared elected.[2]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V E Ward, Government Printer. pp. 210, 241. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "Election of a Member for the General Assembly". Colonist. III (229). 30 December 1859. p. 2. Retrieved 8 April 2012.