Richard Moore (New Zealand politician)

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Richard Moore (7 March 1849 – 12 September 1936) was an independent conservative Member of Parliament in New Zealand and Mayor of Kaiapoi.[1]

Biography

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1890–1893 11th Kaiapoi Independent
1896–1899 13th Kaiapoi Independent

Moore was born in London on 7 March 1849, the son of shoemaker John Moore and his wife Ann.[2] He left England with his family on the Steadfast in February 1851, which arrived in Lyttelton on 8 June of that year.[3][4]

He was Mayor of Kaiapoi from 1884 to 1887.[5]

In the 1887 election, he unsuccessfully contested the Kaiapoi electorate against Edward Richardson.[6]

He represented Kaiapoi from 1890[7] to 1893, when he was defeated,[8] and from 1896 to 1899, when he was again defeated.[9]

He was later made a member of the Legislative Council (1914–1935).[10] In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[11]

Moore died in 1936 at his home in the Christchurch suburb of Cashmere,[12] and was buried at Kaiapoi Cemetery.[5]

Notes

  1. ^ "Kaiapoi". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia Company Limited. 1903. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "London, England, births and baptisms, 1813–1906". Ancestry.com. 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Steadfast". rootsweb. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Hon. Richard Moore". Wanganui Chronicle (20128). 16 July 1914. p. 7. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Mayors of Kaiapoi" (PDF). Waimakariri District Libraries. p. 5. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kaiapoi". The Star (6043). 27 September 1887. p. 4. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Further Results". The Star (7030). 8 December 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "The General Election, 1893". National Library. 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 221.
  10. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 159.
  11. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Obituary: The Hon. Richard Moore". New Zealand Herald. 14 September 1936. p. 12. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 

References

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Edward Richardson
Member of Parliament for Kaiapoi
1890–1893
1896–1899
Succeeded by
David Buddo
Preceded by
David Buddo
Succeeded by
David Buddo


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