Mr. Abraham Boardman
was elected Mayor of Auckland in 1896, and took office on the 16th of December in that year. He, however, resigned shortly afterwards on account of ill-health, and died on the 21st of May, 1897, aged seventy-three. Mr. Boardman was born near Bolton, Lancashire, England,
and after being headmaster in an important church school, and also in mercantile life in Liverpool and London, he emigrated to the colonies, and arrived in Auckland on the 24th of January, 1864. He obtained a position in the office of the Superintendent of the Province, and was afterwards Curator of Intestate Estates under the General Government. Subsequently Mr. Boardman was connected extensively with mining companies, and was the first general manager of the South British Insurance Company.