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Francis Wallace Mackenzie

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1881–1884 8th Mataura Independent

Francis Wallace Mackenzie (1824 – 5 December 1892) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Otago, New Zealand.

Mackenzie was born in Ross-shire, Scotland, in 1824. Aged 16, he sailed to India with the East India Company. He left just before the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and bought land at the Pomahaka River in Otago, New Zealand. There, he set up his farm 'Glenkenich', and the locality, near Tapanui, is now known as Pomahaka.[1] Mackenzie served as a member of the Otago Provincial Council.[2]

He represented the Mataura electorate from 1881 to 1884, when he was defeated.[3] At the 1887 election Mackenzie stood in the Waikaia electorate, and was initially declared the winner with a one-vote majority. However, a recount resulted in the result being reversed, with Hugh Valentine being elected.[2]

Mackenzie died at his home, Glenkenich Station, on 5 December 1892.[4]


  1. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1905). "Captain Francis Wallace Mackenzie". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Otago & Southland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Local & general". Otago Witness. 8 December 1892. p. 20. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 216. OCLC 154283103.
  4. ^ "Death". Mataura Ensign. 6 December 1892. p. 4. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
James Shanks
Member of Parliament for Mataura
Succeeded by
George Richardson