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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. G. Hutchison, — Patea

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Mr. G. Hutchison,


Mr. G. Hutchison,

Mr. G. Hutchison,

George Hutchison is the eldest son of Mr. W. Hutchison, third member for Dunedin. Born in Scotland, he was partly educated in that country and partly in Ireland. Arriving with his parents in the Colony in 1865, after studying law for some time he took one sessional course at the Otago University, and was admitted to the legal profession in 1872. He at once, with Mr. Denniston (now on the Supreme Court Bench) started practising at Wanganui. The partnership soon came to an end, but Mr. Hutchison continued the business, and built up a successful and prosperous practice, in which Native land business, of which Wanganui was an important centre, occupied a prominent part. In 1881 he came out as a candidate, but retired in favour of Mr. Bryce. In 1884 stood against Major (afterwards Sir Harry) Atkinson, but was defeated. Was returned for Waitotara at the elections of 1887 and 1890, The name of the district was changed to Patea in 1893. Mr. Hutchison now resides in Wellington. He was in earlier years an active volunteer, being adjutant of the West Coast (N.I.) Battalion.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Hutchison, G. 1652 Returned.
Cowerh, W. 979 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 2631; number on roll, 3621. Women on roll, 1126, of whom 961 voted.