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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Major B. Harris, — Franklin

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Major B. Harris,


Major B. Harris,

Major B. Harris,

Benjamin Harris was born at Lisburn, Ireland, in 1837, and is 58 years of age He came to the Colony in 1846. In 1861 was a member of the first Road Board of Pukekohe East and continued so for 20 years. In 1862 was elected a member of the Church of England Synod. In 1863 elected Lieutenant of the Otahuhu Royal Cavalry Volunteers and served in the Waikato campaign, for which he received War Medal. In 1869 he was Captain of the Pukekoke Rifle Volunteers and also the Tuakau Rifle Volunteers. In 1874 he was elected to the Auckland Provincial Council; 1876 member of the Franklin County Council; 1878 Major of the New Zealand Volunteers; 1879 to 1884 sat in Parliament for Franklin; 1875 Captain of the South Franklin Rifles, (Long Service Medal); 1892 he was a member of the Waste Land Board. He was Chairman of the Harrisville School Committee for 18 years.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Harris, Major B. 1684 Returned.
Massey, W. F. (subsequently elected for Waitemata 1595 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3279; number on roll, 4122. Women on roll, 1679, of whom 1481 voted.