1863 Akaroa by-election

The 1863 Akaroa by-election was a by-election held on 30 October 1863 during the 3rd New Zealand Parliament in the Canterbury electorate of Akaroa.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent MP Augustus White on 28 August 1863.[1]

The by-election was won by Lancelot Walker.

It appears that there were no other candidates, and he was declared duly elected. There are no newspaper reports of a poll being held. Although two reports suggested that Captain R. Greaves was proposing to stand, a third said he had withdrawn.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 245. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Town and Country". Lyttelton Times. 31 October 1863 – via Papers Past.
  3. ^ "The Composition of the House of Representatives". Nelson Examiner. 13 October 1863 – via Papers Past.
  4. ^ "What will they do in the General Assembly?". Hawke's Bay Times. 20 November 1863 – via Papers Past.
  5. ^ "Town and Country". Lyttelton Times. 13 October 1863 – via Papers Past.