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De la Perrelle in 1928.

Philip Aldborough de la Perrelle (1872 – 7 December 1935) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party and the United Party.


Early lifeEdit

De la Perrelle was born at Arrowtown in 1872.[1] He was a newspaper proprietor and owned the Lake Country Press from age 21, and the Winton Record from 1912.[2]

Political careerEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1922–1925 21st Awarua Liberal
1928–1931 23rd Awarua United
1931–1935 24th Awarua United

He represented the Southland electorate of Awarua in Parliament from 1922 when he defeated John Ronald Hamilton of the Reform Party. Hamilton won the electorate back in 1925, but De La Perrelle won it again in 1928 and held it to 1935, when he retired due to indifferent health, and he died within days of the 1935 election.[1][3]

He was a cabinet minister in the Ward and Forbes Ministries of the United Government from 1928 to 1931; Internal Affairs (1928–1931).[4]

In May 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[5]

De la Perrelle was twice married. He died on 7 December 1935, and was survived by his second wife and three sons.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary". Auckland Star. LXVI (290). 7 December 1935. p. 10. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Obituary". The Evening Post. CXX (138). 7 December 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 192.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 80–81.
  5. ^ "Official jubilee medals". The Evening Post. CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
John Ronald Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Awarua
Succeeded by
John Ronald Hamilton
Preceded by
John Ronald Hamilton
Succeeded by
James Hargest