Charles Rawlins

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1898–1899 13th Tuapeka Independent

Charles Champion Rawlins (13 April 1846 – 10 July 1918) was a 19th-century Conservative Member of Parliament in New Zealand for just over a year.

Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on 13 April 1846, Rawlins was a mining engineer. He arrived in New Zealand in 1875.[1]

Rawlins stood in the Tuapeka electorate in the 1893 election; of the four candidates, he came second, beaten by Vincent Pyke.[2] In the 1896 election, he stood in the same electorate but was beaten by William Larnach.[3] He won the Tuapeka electorate in a by-election on 2 November 1898 after William Larnach committed suicide; and lost it in the 1899 general election, on 15 November 1899.[4]

Rawlins died at Riverton on 10 July 1918, and was buried at Riverton Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy H.; Schwabe, E., eds. (1908). Who's Who in New Zealand and the Western Pacific. Wellington: Gordon & Gotch. p. 141.
  2. ^ "The General Election, 1893". National Library. 1894. p. 3. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Otago". Auckland Star. XXVII (305). 23 December 1896. p. 6. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 228. OCLC 154283103.
  5. ^ "Deaths". Southland Times. 12 July 1918. p. 4. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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