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Dave Cull, the current mayor

The Mayor of Dunedin is the head of the municipal government of Dunedin, New Zealand, and presides over the Dunedin City Council. The Mayor is directly elected, using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system in 2007.[1]

The current Mayor is Dave Cull who was first elected in 2010 and confirmed in 2013.[2]

The mayor has always been elected at large,[3] with the inaugural election in 1865.[4] Up until 1915, the term of mayor was for one year only.[5][6] From 1915 to 1935, the term was two years.[7] Since the 1935 mayoral election, the term has been three years.[7] The role of Deputy Mayor was established in 1917.[8]

List of Mayors of DunedinEdit

Key

  Independent   Citizens' Association   Labour   Green   Greater Dunedin

# Name Portrait Term of Office
1 William Mason   1865 1867
2 John Hyde Harris   1867 1868
3 Thomas Birch   1868 1870
4 Henry Fish   1870 1873
5 Andrew Mercer   1873 1874
6 Keith Ramsay   1874 1875
7 Henry John Walter   1875 1876
8 Charles Reeves   1876 1877
9 Richard Henry Leary   1877 1878
(7) Henry John Walter   1878 1879
10 Archibald Hilson Ross   1880 1881
11 James Gore   1881 1882
12 John Bryce Thomson   1882 1883
13 William Parker Street   1883 1884
14 Arthur Scoullar   1884 1885
15 John Barnes   1885 1886
(9) Richard Henry Leary   1886 1887
16 William Dawson   1887 1888
17 Hugh Gourley   1888 1889
18 John Roberts   1889 1890
19 John Carroll   1890 1891
20 Charles Robert Chapman   1891 1892
21 Charles Haynes   1892 1893
(4) Henry Fish   1893 1895
22 Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales   1895 1896
(17) Hugh Gourley   1896 1897
23 Edward Cargill   1897 1898
24 William Swan   1898 1899
25 Robert Chisholm   1899 1901
26 George Lyon Denniston   1901 1902
27 James Alexander Park   1902 1903
28 Thomas Scott   1903 1904
29 Thomas Reid Christie   1904 1905
30 Joseph Braithwaite   1905 1906
31 George Lawrence   1906 1907
32 John Loudon   1907 1908
33 John McDonald   1908 1909
34 James Hamlin Walker   1909 1910
35 Thomas Cole   1910 1911
36 William Burnett   1911 1912
37 John Wilson   1912 1913
38 William Downie Stewart Jr   1913 1914
39 John Bradley Shacklock   1914 1915
40 James John Clark   1915 1919
41 William Begg   1919 1921
42 James Sandilands Douglas   1921 1923
43 Harold Livingstone Tapley   1923 1927
44 William Burgoyne Taverner   1927 1929
45 Robert Black   1929 1933
46 Edwin Thoms Cox   1933 1938
47 Andrew Henson Allen   1938 1944
48 Donald Cameron   1944 1950
49 Len Wright   1950 1959
50 Stuart Sidey   1959 1965
51 Russell Calvert   1965 1968
52 Jim Barnes   1968 1977
53 Cliff Skeggs   1977 1989
54 Richard Walls   1989 1995
55 Sukhi Turner   1995 2004
56 Peter Chin   2004 2010
57 Dave Cull   2010 present

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Local Elections". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Dunedin City Council Final Results". Dunedin City Council. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  3. ^ McDonald 1965, p. 415.
  4. ^ "The Election of Mayor". Otago Daily Times (1119). 22 July 1865. p. 4. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  5. ^ Griffiths, George (September 2005). "Dunedin's 19th Century Mayors" (PDF). Friends of the Hocken Collections. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  6. ^ McDonald 1965, pp. 415f.
  7. ^ a b McDonald 1965, p. 416.
  8. ^ McDonald 1965, p. 417.

ReferencesEdit

  • McDonald, Kenneth Cornwell (1965). City Of Dunedin : A Century of Civic Enterprise. Dunedin: Dunedin City Corporation.

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