The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Sir Julius Vogel
Sir Julius Vogel, K.C.M.G., was a Member for Christchurch in the House of Representatives from 1884 to 1888. He first entered the House in 1863, and six years later he began his career as a Colonial Minister when he accepted the portfolio of Colonial Treasurer in the Fox Government; he also filled the offices of Commissioner of Stamps and Telegraphs, Postmaster-General, and Commissioner of Customs in this Ministry. In 1873 he assumed the Premiership in addition to his other offices. In the Stout-Vogel Administration he held the office of Colonial Treasurer and other portfolios. Sir Julius Vogel was a brilliant journalist, a clever financier, and as a statesman was a public nonefactor to the colony. His biography is given at length in the Wellington volume of this Cyclopedia. He died in London on the 12th of March, 1899.