Story: Whanganui region

John Ballance

John Ballance

John Ballance represented the Rangitīkei electorate in Parliament from 1875 to 1879, and then Wanganui from 1879 to 1881, and from 1884 until his death in 1893. A keen advocate of Whanganui interests, including European settlement of the region’s interior, he was also a cabinet minister, and then premier from 1891 to 1893.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/2-070344;G
Photograph by Alfred Martin

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2016)

Full story by Diana Beaglehole, published 16 Jun 2008, updated 15 Jun 2015