The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. William Whitehouse Collins
Mr. William Whitehouse Collins, J.P., was elected to the House of Representatives as a Member for Christchurch in December, 1893, but was defeated by a narrow majority at the elections of 1896. Apart from politics, Mr. Collins is well known as a lecturer on social and other subjects. At the general elections of 1889 he was again returned for Christchurch, and is elsewhere referred to as a present member.