The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
The Hon. Joseph Augustus Tole
The Hon. Joseph Augustus Tole was Minister of Justice in the Stout-Vogel Ministry and held office during the whole of that Administration from September, 1884, to October, 1887. Mr. Tole is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, well known in Auckland where he has practised his profession for many years. He was a member of the House of Representatives for an Auckland Constituency for several years, but was defeated at the general election of 1887 at the same time that his colleague Sir Robert Stout lost his seat in Dunedin. The Ministry of which he was a member went out of office on the 8th of October, 1887, being succeeded by the fifth Atkinson Government.