Frontispiece from the Cyclopedia
|Editors||A. McKee, H. Gamble|
|Subject||New Zealand – Encyclopedias|
|Publisher||Cyclopedia Co. Ltd.|
|Media type||6 volumes, hardbound; CDROM, Colonial CD Books, 2002; online, NZETC, 2008.|
|LC Class||DU400 .C99|
|Text||The Cyclopedia of New Zealand online|
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand: industrial, descriptive, historical, biographical facts, figures, illustrations was an encyclopaedia published in New Zealand between 1897 and 1908 by the Cyclopedia Company Ltd.Arthur McKee was one of the original directors of the company that published The Cyclopedia, and his business partner H. Gamble worked with him on the first volume. Six volumes were published on the people, places and organisations of provinces of New Zealand. Despite being vanity press (articles were largely paid for by their subjects) and almost wholly restricted to white male European colonists to the exclusion of Māori, women and other minorities, the Cyclopedia is still an important historical resource. Its breadth of coverage of many small towns and social institutions were poorly covered by contemporary newspapers and other sources. The first volume, which covered Wellington, also included the colonial government, politicians, governors, and public servants. The first volume was produced in Wellington, and the remaining volumes were produced in Christchurch.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand was superseded by the three-volume An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand published by the Government of New Zealand in 1966 and then later Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand , a government-run, born-digital encyclopaedia established in 2002.
The Cyclopedia was digitised by the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre in 2008–2009.
The New Zealand general election of 1860–1861 was held between 12 December 1860 and 28 March 1861 to elect 53 MPs to the third session of the New Zealand Parliament. 13,196 electors were registered.
The New Zealand general election of 1887 was held on 26 September to elect 95 MPs to the tenth session of the New Zealand Parliament. The Māori vote was held on 7 September. 175,410 votes were cast. In 5 seats there was only one candidate.
The Marlborough Province operated as a province of New Zealand from 1 November 1859, when it split away from Nelson Province, until the abolition of provincial government in 1876.
Sir Arthur Robert Guinness was a New Zealand politician, and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Joseph Dransfield was the first mayor of Wellington, New Zealand, from 1870 to 1872. He was the first mayor since William Guyton was (briefly) mayor of Wellington Borough in 1843.
Thomas William Hislop was the Mayor of Wellington from 1905 to 1908, and had represented two South Island electorates in the New Zealand Parliament.
Charles Houghton Mills was a member of parliament for Waimea and Wairau, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Superintendent was the elected head of each Provincial Council in New Zealand from 1853 to 1876.
Wellington, was a parliamentary electorate in Wellington, New Zealand. It existed from 1853 to 1905 with a break in the 1880s. It was a multi-member electorate. The electorate was represented, over the years, by 24 Members of Parliament.
Newtown was a parliamentary electorate in Wellington, New Zealand from 1902 to 1908.
Oamaru was a parliamentary electorate in the Otago region of New Zealand, during three periods between 1866 and 1978.
The third New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand. Elections for this term were held between 12 December 1860 and 28 March 1861 in 43 electorates to elect 53 MPs. Two electorates were added to this during this term, Gold Fields District and a new Dunedin electorate created by splitting the existing City of Dunedin into Dunedin and Suburbs North and Dunedin and Suburbs South, increasing the number of MPs to 57. During the term of this Parliament, six Ministries were in power.
Francis Humphris Fraser (1833–1911) was a politician in Wellington, New Zealand.
The 8th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament.
The 9th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand.
The 10th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand. Elections for this term were held in 4 Māori electorates and 91 European electorates on 7 and 26 September 1887, respectively. A total of 95 MPs were elected. Parliament was prorogued in October 1890. During the term of this Parliament, two Ministries were in power.
Hutt County was one of the former counties of New Zealand. It occupied the south-western corner of the North Island, extending south from the Waikanae River and lying to the west of the summits of the Rimutaka Ranges. The county's name arises from the fact that a large amount of its land area lies in the Hutt River catchment.
The Mayor of Thames officiated over the Thames Borough of New Zealand, which was administered by the Thames Borough Council. The office existed from 1874 until 1975, when Thames Borough and Coromandel County were amalgamated to form Thames-Coromandel District. There were 24 holders of the office.
The Mayor of New Plymouth is the head of municipal government of New Plymouth District, New Zealand. The mayor is elected directly using the first-past-the-post electoral system. The current mayor is Neil Holdom.
Charles Bruce Morison, known by his first name and referred to as C. B. Morison in contemporary sources, was a New Zealand barrister. He stood in two elections around the turn of the century in the Otaki electorate and was later active with the Reform Party.