The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Mr. William Dawson, J.P
Mr. William Dawson, J.P. , who represented High Ward in the Dunedin City Council, and is more fully referred to as an ex-member of the House of Representatives for Dunedin suburbs, was first elected to the council in 1885. In November, 1887, he was induced to become a candidate for the Mayoralty, and was returned by a substantial majority. Mr. Dawson was again returned as a member of the Council in 1892. He has held office as a member of the Hospital Board of Trustees, and holds a seat on the Dunedin Harbour Board. In the Dunedin Caledonian Society Mr. Dawson has long taken a keen interest, and has been on two occasions its president. He has also held office as president of the Caledonian bowling club, and is an ex-president of the New Zealand Bowling Association.