The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. Dingley Askham Brittin
Mr. Dingley Askham Brittin, who occupied a seat in the House of Representatives in 1855 and 1856, was born in Huntingdonshire, England, in 1823. By profession he was a solicitor, but he did not practise in New Zealand. Mr. Brittin came to New Zealand in the ship “Minerva,” which arrived in 1853, and during his brief stay in the colony he interested himself greatly in the politics of the day. In 1856 he returned to England on urgent business, and remained there.