The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Mr. Charles Haynes, J. P
Mr. Charles Haynes, J. P. , who represented Leith Ward in the Dunedin City Council, was born in 1838 in Tasmania, whence he was taken by his parents at the age of seven to Victoria, where he received his primary education. Landing in Dunedin in 1859, he afterwards lived almost continuously in Otago. In the early days of settlement he was known as a carrier from Dunedin to the interior. In 1873, Mr. Haynes retired from the carrying trade and commenced business as a storekeeper in Palmerston South. Soon after he was elected to the borough council, and during the thirteen years of his life in that district, served the public in various capacities to the utmost of his power, being five times mayor of the borough. In 1884, he contested the Moeraki seat against the Hon. J. McKenzie, by whom he was defeated by a narrow majority. On leaving Palmerston in 1886. Mr. Haynes was enterained at a public dinner, when he was presented with an illuminated address, expressing regret at his departure, and thanks for his great services in the interests of the district. After settling in Dunedin, he served the ratepayers as councillor for South and Leith Wards, respectively; and was mayor for the year 1832–3. He was also on the board of the Benevolent Institution, and acted as chairman of the George Street school committee. In other capacities he wilingly devoted his time and ability, having been vice-president and subsequently president of the Dunedin bowling club, president of the Dunedin debating club, and church-warden of All Saints church. Mr. Haynes was married, in 1859, to a daughter of Mr. P. Logan, of Gifford, Scotland; this lady died in 1885, leaving two sons and two daughters. In the year 1888, Mr. Haynes married a daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Woolley, of Waikouaiti, by whom he had one daughter. Mr. Haynes died at his residence, 331 Comberland Street, Dunedin, on the 7th of October, 1901.