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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Mr. George Fowlds

page 98

Mr. George Fowlds was elected on the 6th of December, 1899, as one of Auckland's three representatives in Parliament. He polled 5604 votes, and was second on the poll, being 840 votes ahead of the next successful candidate. Soon after his arrival in the colony, in 1885, Mr. Fowlds began to identify himself with local affairs and with general politics, and he became known as an earnest single taxer. For a number of years he was a member of the Mount Albert Road Board, and chairman of the Point Chevalier school committee, and a vice-president of the Burns Club; and he has also been secretary, treasurer and chairman of the Congregational Union of New Zealand. Mr Fowlds is a Liberal in politics and is in favour of the referendam and an elective Executive, and he supports the colony's present system of free, secular, and compulsory education.

Mr. G. Fowlds.

Mr. G. Fowlds.