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Joseph Linklater OBE (12 March 1876 – 25 April 1961) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament.

Military serviceEdit

Linklater saw active service as a private in the 6th New Zealand Contingent during the Second Boer War. During World War I he was a second lieutenant in the New Zealand Services Motor-Service Corps.[1]

Political careerEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1922–1925 21st Manawatu Reform
1925–1928 22nd Manawatu Reform
1928–1931 23rd Manawatu Reform
1931–1935 24th Manawatu Reform

He was elected to the Manawatu electorate in the 1922 general election after Edward Newman retired, and held the electorate until he was defeated by Labour's Lorrie Hunter in 1935.[2]

In 1935, Linklater was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[3] He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services in connection with the supervision of disabled servicemen's farms in the 1949 New Year Honours.[4]


Linklater died at Foxton in 1961[1] and was buried at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Linklater, Joseph – SA3511 – Army". Archives New Zealand. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 120.
  3. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  4. ^ "No. 38494". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1949. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Cemetery and cremation detail". Palmerston North City Council. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Edward Newman
Member of Parliament for Manawatu
Succeeded by
Lorrie Hunter