The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Councillor Charles William Poynter
Councillor Charles William Poynter was elected in April, 1907, to the Wanganui Borough Council. He was born in Nelson, and entered the employ of Mr A. D. Willis, in Wanganui. In 1897 he was promoted to the position of manager of the firm. His father was the late Mr John Poynter, an old Nelson colonist, politician, and Resident Magistrate, who is referred to on page 81–2 of Volume 5 of this work.