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Harry Allwright in 1882
New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1879–1881 7th Lyttelton Independent
1881–1884 8th Lyttelton Independent
1884–1887 9th Lyttelton Independent

Harry Allwright (1836/37 – 18 July 1892) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Allwright arrived in Lyttelton on the Cressy on 27 December 1850.[1] He was thus one of the Canterbury Pilgrims.[2] He was Mayor of Lyttelton for seven year (1871, 1872, 1878–1882, 1887).[3][4]

In 1879, he successfully contested the Lyttelton electorate against the incumbent Hugh Murray-Aynsley.[5] He represented Lyttelton until 1887 when he was defeated by John Joyce.[6]

He died on 18 July 1892 in 277 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central City, after having been ill for several months, aged 55.[1][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Late Harry Allwright". Star (7337). 18 July 1892. p. 3. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ "The first four ships". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Lyttelton". The Press. XVII (2387). 22 December 1870. p. 2. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Lyttelton". The Press. XVIII (2697). 21 December 1871. p. 3. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "The General Elections". Star (3553). 30 August 1879. p. 3. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  6. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 180. OCLC 154283103.
  7. ^ "Death". Star (7337). 18 July 1892. p. 3. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Hugh Murray-Aynsley
Member of Parliament for Lyttelton
1879–1887
Succeeded by
John Joyce