Charles Robert Petrie

Charles Robert Petrie (1882 – 6 October 1958) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Charles Robert Petrie
Charles Robert Petrie.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Otahuhu
In office
15 October 1938 – 30 November 1949
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byLeon Götz
Personal details
Glasgow, Scotland
Died6 October 1958
Otahuhu, New Zealand
Political partyLabour


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Hauraki Labour
1938–1943 26th Otahuhu Labour
1943–1946 27th Otahuhu Labour
1946–1949 28th Otahuhu Labour

Petrie was born in Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in New Zealand in 1911. He was an active Presbyterian.[1]

A shopkeeper in Otahuhu, he was first elected to the Otahuhu Borough Council in 1924, and served as mayor between 1935 and 1944.[2]

Petrie unsuccessfully contested the Hauraki electorate in the 1931 election against Walter William Massey of the Reform Party.[3] He represented the Hauraki electorate from 1935 to 1938, then the Otahuhu electorate from 1938 to 1949, when he retired.[4] He died in 1958 and was buried at Otahuhu Cemetery.[5]

Petrie was the sole Labour Member of Parliament to represent the Hauraki electorate in its history.[6]


  1. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 294.
  2. ^ "Petrie, Charles". Auckland Council. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Election Counts". Auckland Star. LXII (291). 9 December 1931. p. 9. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 226.
  5. ^ "Cemeteries database". Auckland Council. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  6. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 264.


New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Walter William Massey
Member of Parliament for Hauraki
Succeeded by
John Manchester Allen
New constituency Member of Parliament for Otahuhu
Succeeded by
Leon Götz
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Clements
Mayor of Otahuhu
Succeeded by
Albert Murdoch