Benjamin Tonks

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1876–1877 6th City of Auckland West Independent

Benjamin Tonks (1832 – 27 June 1884) was a 19th-century Mayor and Member of Parliament in Auckland, New Zealand.

He was the Mayor of Auckland City from 1875 to 1876.

He then represented the City of Auckland West electorate from the 1876 City of Auckland West by-election after the resignation of Sir George Grey to 1877, when he resigned.[1]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 241. OCLC 154283103.
Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick Prime
Mayor of Auckland City
Succeeded by
William John Hurst

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