CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
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PRESENT AND PAST MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT:
...In 1870 the appointment of the Hon. T. Wigley brought up the Nelson quota in the Upper House to four. In the meantime several changes had taken place in the representation of the district in the Lower House. Mr. W. Wells was chosen for Nelson suburbs in 1861, and sat for that constituency through the sessions of the third and fourth Parliaments....
Mr. WILLIAM WELLS, who represented the Suburbs of Nelson in the House of Representatives from 1861 to 1870, arrived in Nelson in the early days of the settlement. He was a man of independent means, and farmed a property at Wakapuaka, where he died many years ago.
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