Manuherikia (New Zealand electorate)

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Manuherikia was a parliamentary electorate in the Otago region of New Zealand. It existed from 1866 to 1870 and was represented by two Members of Parliament.

Population centres

The electorate included the towns of Alexandra, Cromwell, Ranfurly and Roxburgh.


The electorate was formed for the 1866 election. It existed for one term only, i.e. until the end of the 4th New Zealand Parliament in 1870.[1]


The electorate was represented by two Members of Parliament:[1]



Election Winner
1866 election William Baldwin
1867 by-election David Mervyn

Election results

1867 Manuherikia by-election

1867 Manuherikia by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Mervyn 51 73.91
Independent John Jack 18 26.09
Turnout 69
Majority 33 47.83


  1. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Manuherikia Election". Dunstan Times. 26 April 1867.
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