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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. W. Earnshaw, — Second Member for Dunedin

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Mr. W. Earnshaw,

Second Member for Dunedin.

Mr. W. Earnshaw,

Mr. W. Earnshaw,

William Earnshaw was born at Manchester, England, in 1852, and is thus 43 years of age. Was apprenticed to the trade of a brass-finisher, and at the close of his apprenticeship visited the United States to gain experience in his trade. Returning to England, he determined to emigrate to New Zealand, but his roving disposition, coupled with a desire to gain information, led him to travel through Australia and thence to San Francisco; thence he returned to England, and shipped as a marine engineer for Melbourne, where he worked on the wharves. Came over to New Zealand in 1878, and "swagged" it from Dunedin to Christchurch, where he was for two years employed in the Addington Workshops. Owing to the 10 per cent, reduction lost his appointment, and removed to Dunedin where he followed his trade until elected for Peninsula as a Labour candidate in 1890, when he defeated the Hon. William Larnach. Owing to changes in the electorate he determined at the election of 1893 to stand for the City of Dunedin seat, and was returned second on the poll.

Result of General Election. 1893:—
Pinkerton, D. 6771 Returned.
Earnshaw, W. 6066 Returned.
Hutchison, W. 5771 Returned.
Fish, H. S. 5477 Defeated.
Gourley, H. 4081 Defeated.
Gore, J. 3728 Defeated.
Haynes, C. 2283 Defeated.
Nicol, D. 407 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 34,584; number on roll, 16,936. Women on roll, 7644, of whom 6306 voted.