The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
The Hon. Thomas Dick
The Hon. Thomas Dick , Superintendent of the Province of Otago, was born in Edinburgh in 1823. After gaining commercial experience in London, he went to St Helena, where he remained seven years, when he removed to New Zealand, and arrived in Otago, accompanied by his wife and family, on the 26th of Novembr, 1857. He was elected to the Provincial Council in February, 1859, and at the general election for the Council, early in the following year, he was returned at the head of the poll for Dunedin. He occupied a seat on the Executive, and was subsequently Provincial Secretary. Another general election took place in 1863, when Mr. Dick was again returned for Dunedin, at the top of the poll. and still retained the position of Provincial Secretary. He succeeded Mr. Harris as Superintendent of the Province, in August, 1865, but was displaced by Mr. Macandrew, in February, 1867, when his first term expired. Mr. Dick died at his residence. Queen street, Dunedin. on the 5th of February. 1900, in his seventy-seventh year. He is further referred to in this volume as having been a member of the House of Representatives.
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The Late Hon. T. Dick.