|Member of the New Zealand Parliament|
5 December 1890 – 19 December 1896
|Preceded by||Henry Dodson|
|Succeeded by||Charles H. Mills|
|Born||13 May 1865|
Oamaru, New Zealand
|Died||22 February 1938|
Wellington, New Zealand
Buick was born in Oamaru in 1865  or 1866. His parents emigrated from England to Port Chalmers in 1860. Lindsay Buick received his education at schools in Oamaru and moved to Blenheim in 1884 to work as a carpenter. Although he had no relation to Ireland or Catholicism, he joined the Irish National League "purely as a lover of liberty and justice", and in 1889 he embarked on a speaker tour. He was also active in the temperance movement.
Buick married Mary Fitzgerald on 8 January 1891 at Blenheim; they were to have no children.
Member of Parliament
|New Zealand Parliament|
Buick represented the Wairau electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1890 to 1896, when he was defeated. The 1896 general election was contested by Buick and Charles H. Mills, who received 2014 and 2072 votes, respectively. Mills thus succeeded Buick. He was a temperance advocate and supporter of Irish Home Rule.
Buick wrote numerous works on the pre-European and early contact history New Zealand, and two books on music. His The Treaty of Waitangi: or, How New Zealand became a British Colony (1916) remained the only substantial work on the Treaty until the late 1980s.
- Old Marlborough: or, The Story of a Province (1900)
- Old Manawatu: or, The Wild Days of the West (1903)
- Old New Zealander: or, Te Rauparaha, the Napoleon of the South (1911)
- Letters from Abroad (1914)
- The Treaty of Waitangi: or, How New Zealand became a British Colony (1916)
- New Zealand's First War: or, The Rebellion of Hone Heke (1926)
- Romance of the Gramophone (1927)
- French at Akaroa: An Adventure in Colonization (1928)
- Jubilee of the Port of Wellington, 1880-1930 (1930)
- Mystery of the Moa: New Zealand's Avian Giant (1931)
- British Residency at Waitangi (1932)
- Waitangi: Ninety-four Years After (1934)
- Old British Residency at the Bay of Islands (1934)
- Centenary of a Flag: New Zealand's Old National Ensign (1934)
- Elijah: The Story of Mendelssohn’s Oratorio (1935)
- The Discovery of Dinornis: The Story of a Man, a Bone, and a Bird (1936)
- Moa-Hunters of New Zealand: Sportsmen of the Stone Age (1936)
- Who's Who in New Zealand and the Western Pacific.
- Wilson 1985, p. 186.
- Traue, James Edward. "Buick, Thomas Lindsay". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
- Hamer 1988, p. 361. Harv error: no target: CITEREFHamer1988 (help)
- "The Elections". Hawera & Normanby Star. XXXIII (3416). 7 December 1896. p. 2. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- "New Member". Evening Star. 6 December 1890 – via Papers Past.
- Wilson 1985, pp. 279.
- Hamer, p.312
- "No. 33946". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 June 1933. p. 3803.
- "Official jubilee medals". The Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- The New Zealand Liberals: the Years of Power 1891-1912 by David Hamer (1988, Auckland University Press, Auckland)
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- Works by Lindsay Buick at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Lindsay Buick at Internet Archive
- "Prime Minister's tribute". The Evening Post. 23 February 1938 – via Papers Past.
- "Death". The Evening Post. 23 February 1938 – via Papers Past.
- "Tribute". The Evening Post. 23 February 1938 – via Papers Past.
- "Obituary (says born 1866)". Evening Star. 23 February 1938 – via Papers Past.
- "Obituary". The Press in Papers Past. 23 February 1938.
|New Zealand Parliament|
| Member of Parliament for Wairau
Charles H. Mills