William Rowe (politician)

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William Rowe (1819–1886) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Auckland Region, New Zealand.

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1876–1879 6th Thames Independent

He represented the Thames electorate from 1876 to 1879 when he retired.[1]

In 1876 he polled second in Thames to Sir George Grey, who had also stood for the Auckland West electorate.[2] A committee decided that Grey was validly elected for Thames as well as Auckland West, but that Grey had to decide which electorate he wished to represent. Grey had originally chosen Auckland West, but then decided that he wished to represent Thames and asked that a by-election be held in Auckland West for the vacated seat.[3]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 232. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "The Elections". XXXII (5708). Daily Southern Cross. 8 January 1876. p. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Parliamentary". IV (401). Bay Of Plenty Times. 15 July 1876. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Charles Gordon O'Neill
Member of Parliament for Thames
Served alongside: George Grey
Succeeded by
John Sheehan

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