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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

The Hon. James O'Neill

page 95

The Hon. James O'Neill was prominently identified with the early history of Auckland. He was born in Manor Hamilton, County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1819, and came to New Zealand when a youth. He was a member of the Auckland Provincial Council, and also a member of the first Parliament of New Zealand. Mr. O'Neill was called to the Upper House in 1869, and resigned in 1872. He was a Justice of the Peace, and assisted in the foundation of some of the leading institutions of Auckland. Mr. O'Neill is referred to in another article as having been a member of the House of Representatives.

Hon. J. O' Neill.

Hon. J. O' Neill.