Riverton (New Zealand electorate)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Riverton was a parliamentary electorate in the Southland region of New Zealand.

Population centres

The electorate included the town of Riverton.[1]


Riverton existed from 1866 to 1881.[1] The first representative was Donald Hankinson, who won the 1866 election. Hankinson resigned on 2 April 1870, before the end of the parliamentary term.[2]

The resulting 1870 by-election was won by Lauchlan McGillivray, who was confirmed by the voters at the 1871 election.[3] McGillivray was defeated at the 1876 election by Dr Samuel Hodgkinson.[4] At the next election in 1879, Hodgkinson was in turn defeated by Patrick McCaughan.[5] At the end of the parliamentary term in 1881, McCaughen retired and the electorate was abolished.[6]

Election results

The electorate was represented by four Members of Parliament:[1][7]



Election Winner
1866 election Donald Hankinson
1870 by-election Lauchlan McGillivray
1871 election
1876 election Samuel Hodgkinson
1879 election Patrick McCaughan


  1. ^ a b c Wilson 1985, p. 271.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 202.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 215.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 205, 215.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 205, 214.
  6. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 214, 271.
  7. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Southland". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Otago & Southland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 16 July 2010.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Riverton_(New_Zealand_electorate)&oldid=738338308"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverton_(New_Zealand_electorate)
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Riverton (New Zealand electorate)"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA