The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 3 (June 1, 1936)
At the Pitchfork Point
At the Pitchfork Point.
It was February, 1894, that Massey was thus invited into the Waitemata fray. His opponent was Jackson Palmer, the debonair young Auckland lawyer whom Monk had defeated. The contest was hot and close; the Mangere farmer won by a narrow majority. So, at the age of 38, W. F. Massey entered the House of Representatives, in which he was to occupy, a place continuously for the rest of his life.