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Years Term Electorate Party
1925–1928 22nd Patea Reform
1928–1931 23rd Patea Reform
1931–1935 24th Patea Reform
1935–1936 25th Patea Reform
1936–1938 Changed allegiance to: National
1938–1943 26th Patea National

Harold Galt Dickie OBE (1874 – 15 August 1954) was a New Zealand politician of the Reform Party and from 1936 of the National Party.

Dickie was born at Waverley, Taranaki in 1874. He attended the local school and farmed in the area until World War I, when he joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. After the war, he was instrumental in the development of the bobby calf industry.[1]

He represented the Patea electorate in Parliament from 1925 to 1943, when he retired.[2]

In 1950 he was appointed to the Legislative Council by National, as a member of the so-called suicide squad charged with voting for the abolition of the Council (or Upper House).[1][3]

In 1935 Dickie was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[4] He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1953 New Year Honours.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gustafson 1986, p. 307.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 193.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 152.
  4. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 39735, 30 December 1952. Retrieved 28 January 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
James Randall Corrigan
Member of Parliament for Patea
1925–1943
Succeeded by
William Sheat