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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Hon. E. Mitchelson, — Eden

page 85

Hon. E. Mitchelson,


Hon. E. Mitchelson,

Hon. E. Mitchelson,

Edwin Mitchelson was born in 1846, at Auckland. He is interested in the saw-milling, timber and kauri gum trades. He entered Parliament in 1881 and joined the Continuous Ministry as Minister of Public Works in 1883, until its defeat by the Stout-Vogel party in 1884. Held the same portfolio, to which that of Native Minister was added, in the last Atkinson Ministry. During the session of 1890 he acted as Leader of the House of Representatives during the absence, through illness, of the Premier, Sir Harry Atkinson.

Result of General Election 1893:—
Mitchelson, E. 1515 Returned
Niccol, M. 1189 Defeated
Dargaville, J. M. 817 Defeated

Votes recorded, 3521; number on roll, 4632. Women on roll, 1777, of whom 1571 voted.