The 1862 Avon by-election was a by-election held on 11 June 1862 during the 3rd New Zealand Parliament in the Christchurch electorate of Avon.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent MP Alfred Richard Creyke.

The by-election was won by William Thomson. He was unopposed.[1][2]

At two other Canterbury by-elections held in June 1862 for Ellesmere and Heathcote the candidates were also returned unopposed; see 1862 by-election and 1862 by-election.


  1. ^ "Election". The Press. 14 June 1862 – via Papers Past.
  2. ^ "Election". Lyttelton Times. 14 June 1862 – via Papers Past.