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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. W. Fraser. — Wakatipu

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Mr. W. Fraser.

Wakatipu.

Mr. W. Fraser.

Mr. W. Fraser.

William Fraser is about 50 years of age. He was partly educated at St Peter's College, Guernsey, and partly in France, and arrived in the Colony in 1859 with his father, the late Captain Hugh Fraser (5th Madras Cavalry). He devoted himself to sheep farming pursuits, at first on the Waihemo station, and subsequently as part owner of Earnscleugh station, Clyde, where he resided until recently, when he removed to Dunedin. For many years, Mr. Fraser took an active part in provincial and country politics, being Chairman of Vincent County Council for many years. In 1881, he stood for Dunstan against Mr. Vincent Pyke, but was defeated. He has not been a candidate for the House since, till his return in 1893.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Fraser, W. 1188 Returned.
O'Meara, J. 862 Defeated.
Larnach. Hon. W. J. M. 840 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 2890; number on roll, 4062. Women on roll, 1142, of whom 923 voted.