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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. R. Meredith, — Ashley

page 83

Mr. R. Meredith,


Mr. R. Meredith,

Mr. R. Meredith,

Richard Meredith was born in Carlow, Ireland, and is about 52 years of age. Arriving in the Colony in 1866 when a young man, he devoted himself, in the Canterbury district, to the profession of a teacher, which he had followed in his native country. In 1889, he retired from teaching and took up farming. The following year was elected to the North Canterbury Board of Education, of which he became Chairman. Subsequent to his election to the House in 1890, he was appointed a member of the Land Board, a position which he still holds. Mr. Meredith is a prominent Orangeman,

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Meredith, R. 1668 Returned.
Macfarlane, D. D. 1078 Defeated.
Dick, D. 89 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 2835; number on roll, 4026. Women on roll, 1263, of whom 1072 voted.