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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

The Hon. S. E. Shrimski

The Hon. S. E. Shrimski was born in 1830, at Posen, in Prussian Poland, where he received his early education. For twelve years he resided in London, and was afterwards in Melbourne. He arrived in New Zealand in 1861, and settled at Oamaru. Mr. Shrimski sat in the House of Representatives for about eight years, first as one of the members for Waitaki, and then as member for Oamaru. At his last election he defeated Viscount Reidhaven, afterwards Earl of Seafield, who, while leading the life of a colonist at Oamaru, succeeded his father as Earl of Seafield and Chief of Clan Grant in Scotland. Mr. Shrimski was called to the Legislative Council on the 15th of May, 1885, during the administration of Sir Robert Stout and Sir Julius Vogel. He had been Mayor of Oamaru, chairman of the Waitaki High School Board of Governors, and treasurer of the Oamaru Hospital Board. Mr. Shrimski died at Auckland, on the 25th of June, 1902.