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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Sir P. A. Buckley. K.C.M.G., M.L.C. — (Attorney-General.)

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Sir P. A. Buckley. K.C.M.G., M.L.C.


Sir P. A. Buckley. K.C.M.G., M.L.C.

Sir P. A. Buckley. K.C.M.G., M.L.C.

Patrick Alphonsus Buckley, Attorney-General and Colonial Secretary, was born near Castle Town send, County Cork, Ireland, in 1841, and is therefore 54 years of age. Was educated at Cork, Paris and Belgium. When young, came out to make a colonial career, and passed to the Bar in Queensland, subsequently moving to Victoria and later to New Zealand. He settled in Wellington about thirty years ago, becoming a partner of Mr. W. S. Reid, now Solicitor-General. His legal firm has undergone several transformations, and is now known as Buckley, Stafford and Tread well, Sir Patrick being the head. He has been an active but; unobtrusive politician for many years; was at one time Provincial Solicitor in Wellington. He was called to the Legislative Council in 1878, and in 1884 joined the Stout-Vogel Government as Colonial Secretary and Leader of the Upper House. In 1891 joined the present Government as Attorney-General and Colonial Secretary. Was made a K.C.M.G. in 1892.