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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. J. Green, — Waikouaiti

page 126

Mr. J. Green,


Mr. J. Green,

Mr. J. Green,

James Green was born about twelve miles out of London, and is about 60 years of age. His father was a dairy farmer, also a smith and farrier, and took his son into his business; but on approaching manhood's estate, Mr. Green obtained employment in the Paddington Workshops of the Great Western Railway Company Arriving in the Colony in 1856, he followed farming pursuits in the Tokomairiro district, afterwards entering into besiness as a horse and cattle dealer. Subsequently being smitten with the gold fever, he went to Gabriel's Gully, being also in turn a carrier, storekeeper, Ac. He has resided at Woodend, near Waitati, since 1865. In 1867, was elected to the Provincial Council of Otago. In 1875, joined the Provincial Government. Was for a number of years Chairman of the Waikouaiti County Council. In 1878, was elected to the House for Port Chalmers seat, and in 1882 was returned for Waikouaiti. Mr. Green stood for Waikouaiti in 1884, and for Port Chalmers in 1887, but was unsuccessful. He stood out at the election of 1890, and at the last election easily won the Waikouaiti seat.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Green, J. 1049 Returned.
Bruce, G. J. 539 Defeated.
Thompson, A. 520 Defeated.
Smith, T. 80 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 2188; number on roll, 3227. Women on roll, 1291, of whom 948 voted.