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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]

Mr. Crosbie Ward

Mr. Crosbie Ward represented Lyttelton in the House of Representatives from 1858 to 1865, and the Avon electorate in 1866. He was Postmaster-General and Secretary for Crown Land in the second Fox Ministry, and Postmaster-General in Mr. Alfred Domett's Government. Mr. Ward was a pioneer of Canterbury, where he arrived in 1852, and was a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council. The establishment of the first mail service between England and the colony was mainly due to Mr Ward's exertions. His life is more fully described on page 69 of the Wellington volume of this Cyclopedia.