William Postlethwaite

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1881–1884 8th Geraldine Independent

William Postlethwaite (died 1908) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.

He represented the Geraldine electorate from 1881 to 1884, when he retired.[1] He was an Independent politician.[2]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 227. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ Wilson erroneously classed him as a Reform Party Member of Parliament, although he was an MP in the 1880s before political parties had developed in New Zealand, and the Reform Party was established only after Postlethwaite's death.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Edward Wakefield
Member of Parliament for Geraldine
Succeeded by
William Rolleston