Mayor of Dunedin

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The Mayor of Dunedin is the head of the local government, the city council of Dunedin, New Zealand. The Mayor's role is "to provide leadership to the other elected members of the territorial authority, be a leader in the community and perform civic duties". [1] The Mayor is directly elected, using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system from 2007. [2]

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The current mayor is Aaron Hawkins who was elected in 2019. [3]

The mayor has always been elected at large, [4] with the inaugural election in 1865. [5] Up until 1915, the term of mayor was for one year only. [6] [7] From 1915 to 1935, the term was two years. [8] Since the 1935 mayoral election, the term has been three years. [8] The role of deputy mayor was established in 1917. [9]

List of mayors of Dunedin

Key

   Independent   Citizens' Association   Labour    Green    Greater Dunedin

#NamePortraitTerm of Office
1 William Mason William Mason architect.jpg 1865 1867
2 John Hyde Harris John Harris (New Zealand).jpg 18671868
3 Thomas Birch Thomas Birch, Mayor of Dunedin, 1868-70.jpg 18681870
4 Henry Fish Henry Fish.jpg 18701873
5 Andrew Mercer Andrew Mercer, Mayor of Dunedin, 1873-74.jpg 18731874
6 Keith Ramsay Keith Ramsay, Mayor of Dunedin, 1874-75.jpg 18741875
7 Henry John Walter Henry John Walter, Mayor of Dunedin, 1875-76, 1878-80.jpg 18751876
8 Charles Reeves Charles Stephen Reeves, Mayor of Dunedin, 1876-77.jpg 18761877
9 Richard Henry Leary Richard Henry Leary, Mayor of Dunedin, 1877-78.jpg 18771878
(7) Henry John Walter Henry John Walter, Mayor of Dunedin, 1875-76, 1878-80.jpg 18781879
10 Archibald Hilson Ross Archibald Hilson Ross, Mayor of Dunedin, 1880-81.jpg 18801881
11 James Gore James Gore, Mayor of Dunedin 1881-1882.jpg 18811882
12 John Bryce Thomson John Bryce Thomson, Mayor of Dunedin, 1887-83.jpg 18821883
13 William Parker Street William Parker Street, Mayor of Dunedin, 1883-84.jpg 18831884
14 Arthur Scoullar Arthur Scoullar, Mayor of Dunedin, 1884-85.jpg 18841885
15 John Barnes John Barnes, Mayor of Dunedin, 1885-86.jpg 18851886
(9) Richard Henry Leary Richard Henry Leary, Mayor of Dunedin, 1877-78.jpg 18861887
16 William Dawson William Dawson.jpg 18871888
17 Hugh Gourley Hugh Gourley, NZETC.jpg 18881889
18 John Roberts John Roberts, Mayor of Dunedin, 1889-90.jpg 18891890
19 John Carroll John Carroll, Mayor of Dunedin, 1890-91.jpg 18901891
20 Charles Robert Chapman Charles Robert Chapman (cropped).jpg 18911892
21 Charles Haynes Charles Haynes (cropped).jpg 18921893
(4) Henry Fish Henry Fish.jpg 18931895
22 Nathaniel Wales Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales.jpg 18951896
(17) Hugh Gourley Hugh Gourley, NZETC.jpg 18961897
23 Edward Cargill Edward Bowes Cargill.jpg 18971898
24 William Swan William Swan (cropped).jpg 18981899
25 Robert Chisholm No image.png 18991901
26 George Lyon Denniston George Lyon Denniston.jpg 19011902
27 James Alexander Park James Alexander Park.jpg 19021903
28 Thomas Scott Thomas Scott (cropped).jpg 19031904
29 Thomas Reid Christie Thomas Reid Christie (cropped).jpg 19041905
30 Joseph Braithwaite Joseph-Braithwaite-in-mayoral-robes.jpg 19051906
31 George Lawrence George Lawrence (cropped).jpg 19061907
32 John Loudon John Loudon of Dunedin.jpg 19071908
33 John McDonald John McDonald - mayor of Dunedin.jpg 19081909
34 James Hamlin Walker Walker P2008-011-004b.jpg 19091910
35 Thomas Cole No image.png 19101911
36 William Burnett William Burnett of Otago.jpg 19111912
37 John Wilson J Wilson, last Mayor of Caversham Borough Council at time it merged with Dunedin City Council 1904.jpg 19121913
38 William Downie Stewart Jr William Downie Stewart.jpg 19131914
39 John Shacklock John Bradley Shacklock 1917.jpg 19141915
40 James Clark James John Clark.jpg 19151919
41 William Begg William Begg (cropped).jpg 19191921
42 James Douglas James Sandilands Douglas.jpg 19211923
43 Harold Tapley Harold Tapley.jpg 19231927
44 William Taverner William Burgoyne Taverner.jpg 19271929
45 Robert Black Robert Sheriff Black.jpg 19291933
46 Edwin Thoms Cox Edwin Cox.jpg 19331938
47 Andrew Allen Andrew Henson Allen.jpg 19381944
48 Donald Cameron Donald Cameron, 1944.jpg 19441950
49 Len Wright Len Wright.jpg 19501959
50 Stuart Sidey Stuart Sidey, 1953.jpg 19591965
51 Russell Calvert Russell Calvert (crop).jpg 19651968
52 Jim Barnes Jim Barnes.jpg 19681977
53 Cliff Skeggs Clifford Skeggs.jpg 19771989
54 Richard Walls Richard Walls, 1980.jpg 19891995
55 Sukhi Turner Sukhi Turner 2009.jpg 19952004
56 Peter Chin Peter Chin 2010 Otago Rally.jpg 20042010
57 Dave Cull Dave Cull-Blueskin News.jpg 20102019
58 Aaron Hawkins Aaron-hawkins.jpg 2019present

Notes

  1. Department of Internal Affairs. "Councillors and Mayors". Local Councils. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  2. "2007 Local Elections". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  3. "Dunedin City Council Final Results". Dunedin City Council. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  4. McDonald 1965, p. 415.
  5. "The Election of Mayor". Otago Daily Times . No. 1119. 22 July 1865. p. 4. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  6. Griffiths, George (September 2005). "Dunedin's 19th Century Mayors" (PDF). Friends of the Hocken Collections . Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  7. McDonald 1965, pp. 415f.
  8. 1 2 McDonald 1965, p. 416.
  9. McDonald 1965, p. 417.

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