Thomas Young Duncan
|3rd Minister of Agriculture|
2 July 1900 –6 August 1906
|Prime Minister||Richard Seddon|
|Preceded by||John McKenzie|
|Succeeded by||Robert McNab|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
5 December 1890 –7 December 1911
|Preceded by||Thomas William Hislop|
|Succeeded by||Ernest Lee|
|New Zealand Legislative Councillor|
13 June 1912 –18 August 1914†
|Appointed by||Joseph Ward|
|Died||18 August 1914|
Thomas Young Duncan (1836 – 18 August 1914) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.
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Born at Plumbridge, County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1836, Duncan was educated at Castledamph National School. In 1858 he went to Victoria where he worked on the goldfields, and then in 1862 followed the gold rush to Central Otago in New Zealand. After little success, he began farming at Pukeuri, north of Oamaru, and lived there for the remainder of his life.
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|New Zealand Parliament|
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| Member of Parliament for Waitaki |
Thomas William Hislop
| Member of Parliament for Oamaru |
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