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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

The Hon. Sir William Fitzherbert

The Hon. Sir William Fitzherbert, K.C.M.G., was a Minister of the Crown in three governments—as Colonial Treasurer during the whole period of the Weld Administration, November, 1864 to October, 1865, and for a portion of the time also as Commissioner of Customs. In the second Stafford Ministry that succeeded, he was Colonial Treasurer till the resignation of that Government on the 28th of June, 1869, and was Commissioner of Stamp Duties from the 6th of May, 1867, onwards. The third Fox Ministry followed, but was defeated on the 10th of September, 1872, and the third Stafford Government took office, the position of Secretary for Crown Lands and Immigration being allotted to Sir William. This Government was ousted in about a month. Further particulars of Sir William's career will be found under the headings of “Ex Speakers of the Legislative Council,” and “Ex-Speakers of the House of Representatives.”