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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. W. Hutchison, — Third Member for Dunedin

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Mr. W. Hutchison,

Third Member for Dunedin.

Mr. W. Hutchison,

Mr. W. Hutchison,

William Hutchison was born in 1820, in the rural parish of Bellie, Banffshire, Scotland. He cultivated literature at an early age and in 1845 was appointed Editor of The Banner, an Aberdeen newspaper, started in advocacy of a liberal political policy as held by a large section of the members of the "Disruption" Church of 1843. He afterwards edited the Fife Herald, and continued varied literary work until he emigrated to New Zealand in 1865. Mr. Hutchison landed with his family in Auckland in May of the above year, and very soon was engaged as Editor of the Wanganui Chronicle, of which newspaper, after some time, he became proprietor. While in Wanganui, he took an active interest in all public affairs; represented the District in the Wellington Provincial Council; member of the Education Board and Mayor of Wanganui. Went to the City of Wellington and successfully started a daily paper. In 1875 was elected Mayor of Wellington, his opponent being the Hon. Mr. Gisborne. Occupied the Mayoral Chair for five terms, and in 1879 was elected M.H.R. for the City, which position he held for two Parliaments. In 1890, was elected one of the members for the City of Dunedin. He now holds that office.

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.