Walter Lee (New Zealand politician)

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Walter Lee (1811 – 29 January 1887) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1853–1855 1st Northern Division Independent
1855–1860 2nd Northern Division Independent

He represented the Northern Division (a territory north of Auckland but south of Whangarei) in the 1st Parliament and the 2nd Parliament; serving from 1853 to 1860, when he retired.[1]

A Catholic, Lee opposed the reading of prayers at the start of Parliament, saying that any prayer would have an inevitable bias towards one faith or another.

Lee also served on the Auckland Provincial Council, representing the Northern Division electorate in 1857–1858.[2]


  1. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 120.
  2. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 184.


  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Northern Division
Served alongside: Thomas Forsaith, Thomas Henderson
Succeeded by
James O'Neill
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