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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]

Mr. Eden George

Mr. Eden George, who was Mayor of Christchurch for the year 1893, had the distinction of filling that position at an earlier age than any of his predecessors, being under thirty at the time. He advocated many under provements for the city, asphalting the streets being one of them. This proposal, although much ridiculed at the time, has since been successfully carried into effect. Mr. George was an enterprising photographer, and established a successful business in Christchurch and Dunedin, which he subsequently sold to Messrs Wrigglesworth and Binns. He then went to Sydney, and established himself in business there, and also in Melbourne. At the present time (1902) Mr. George is a member of the New South Wales Legislature.