Martin Kennedy (New Zealand politician)

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1876–1878 6th Grey Valley Independent

Martin Kennedy (c.1839 – 25 August 1916) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Westland, New Zealand. He was also a merchant, mine owner, businessman and Catholic layman.

He represented the Greymouth riding from December 1872 to November 1873 on the Westland County, when the county was abolished and replaced with Westland Province.[1] He contested the election for Superintendent of Westland Province, but was beaten by James Bonar.[2]

He represented the Grey Valley electorate from 1876 to 1878, when he resigned to concentrate on his business interests.[2][3]


  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 242.
  2. ^ a b Laracy, Hugh. "Martin Kennedy". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 210. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
William Henry Harrison
Member of Parliament for Grey Valley
Served alongside: Charles Woolcock
Succeeded by
Richard Reeves

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