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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 1, 1931)

Mr. Edward Newman

Mr. Edward Newman.

Mr. Edward Newman, C.M.G., is a son of the late Edward Newman, Fleet surgeon in the Royal Navy. He arrived in New Zealand in the early 'eighties, and after a short experience on sheep stations he settled at Turakina on a bush farm, which was later subdivided for dairying. Mr. Newman sat as member of Parliament for Rangitikei from 1908 to 1922. He was called to the Legislative Council in 1923, and served there for seven years. Mr. Newman took a prominent part in the affairs of the New Zealand Farmers’ Union. For twenty years he served as a member of the Rangitikei County Council. He was the originator of the New Zealand Sheepfarmers’ Acknowledgment of Debt to British Seamen Fund, and is chairman of the trustees of Flock House.