Heathcote County

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Heathcote County
County of New Zealand
1911–1989
History
 •  Established 1911
 •  Disestablished 1989

Heathcote County was one of the former counties of New Zealand. It covered the southern parts of Christchurch.

History

Heathcote County was preceded by the Heathcote Road Board, which had its first meeting on 27 January 1864.[1] An 1863 ordinance from the Canterbury Provincial Council established three road boards along the Heathcote River: East, Central, and South Heathcote.[2] The Roads Ordinance was amended in 1864, and East Heathcote became the Heathcote Road Board, Central Heathcote became the Spreydon Road Board, and South Heathcote became the Halswell Road Board.[3]

Heathcote became a county in 1911.[4] The county was abolished through the 1989 local government reforms.[5]

Chairmen

Road Board

The Road Board had 19 chairmen between 1864 and 1911.[6]

Name Term
1 William Montgomery 1864–1865
2 James Temple Fisher 1865–1869
3 Walter Kennaway[7] 1869–1870
James Temple Fisher (2nd period) 1870–1876
4 R. Clephane 1876–1877
5 Samuel Manning 1877
6 W. Attwood 1878
R. Clephane (2nd period) 1879–1880
7 William Hawker 1880–1881
8 Frederic Jones 1881–1882
9 E. J. T. Ford 1882–1883
10 George Dryden 1883–1885
11 H. B. Kirk 1885–1886
George Dryden (2nd period) 1886–1887
12 Arthur Ollivier 1887–1891
13 E. Curry 1891–1892
H. B. Kirk (2nd period) 1892–1893
14 A. Wiffen 1893–1894
E. Curry (2nd period) 1894
15 Gilbert McHaffie 1894–1896
16 Robert Malcolm 1896–1897
Gilbert McHaffie (2nd period) 1897–1899
17 John Martin 1899–1901
Gilbert McHaffie (3rd period) 1901–1902
Robert Malcolm (2nd period) 1903–1905
18 George Scott 1905–1906
19 Frederic Corson 1906–1907
George Scott (2nd period) 1905–1906

County Council

The County Council had 16 chairmen between 1911 and 1989. The last chairman of the Road Board became the first chairman of the County Council.[6]

Name Term
1 George Scott 1911–1916
2 Charles Flavell 1916–1919
3 George K. Burton 1919–1921
4 Walter Scarff 1921–1923
Charles Flavell (2nd period) 1923–1929
5 G. L. Danks 1929–1932
Charles Flavell (3rd period) 1932–1935[8][nb 1]
Walter Scarff (2nd period) 1935–1936
6 A. G. Williams 1936–1939
Charles Flavell (4th period) 1939–1941[9][nb 2]
A. G. Williams (2nd period) 1941–1943
7 Frederick William Freeman 1944–1959
8 R. A. Young 1959–1962
9 J. C. Holliss 1962–1964
10 Doug Le Comte 1964–1968
11 J. S. Scott 1968–1971
12 Ted Tyndall 1971–1974
13 Jim Somers 1974–1976
Ted Tyndall (2nd period) 1976–1977
14 J. M. McKenzie 1977–1980
15 W. M. Hindmarsh 1980–1983
16 Oscar Alpers 1983–1989

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ The source has a gap for 1932–1935, but the reference shows that Flavell was chairman in September 1934. It is assumed that Flavell's third period covers the missing years.
  2. ^ The source has a gap for 1939–1941, but the reference shows that Flavell was chairman in August 1939. It is assumed that Flavell's fourth period covers the missing years.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Watson 1989, p. 11.
  2. ^ Watson 1989, pp. 11f.
  3. ^ Watson 1989, pp. 12f.
  4. ^ Watson 1989, p. 115.
  5. ^ Watson 1989, pp. 256f.
  6. ^ a b Watson 1989, p. 260.
  7. ^ Scholefield 1940, p. 459.
  8. ^ "Indictment of Harriers". Auckland Star. LXV (224). 21 September 1934. p. 6. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "A bit too civilised". The Evening Post. CXXVIII (44). 21 August 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

References

  • Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L (PDF). I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  • Watson, James (1989). Along the Hills : A history of the Heathcote Road Board and the Heathcote County Council 1864–1989. Heathcote County Council. ISBN 0-473--00851-3. 

Coordinates: 43°34′0″S 172°42′0″E / 43.56667°S 172.70000°E / -43.56667; 172.70000

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