MULHOLLAND, Sir William Walter, O.B.E.
Farmer and agricultural authority.
A new biography of Mulholland, William Walter appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.
William Walter Mulholland was born on 8 January 1887 at Darfield, Canterbury, where he was educated. A successful farmer, he has long been particularly interested in the organisation of the farming industry, from the commercial aspect as well as the industrial. He has been a member of the Primary Production Council, National Services Council, Canterbury Rural Intermediate Credit Association, Agricultural Distributing Agency, and United Wheatgrowers Association. He has also been Dominion president of the New Zealand Farmers' Union, president of the Federated Farmers, and has served on several other national, rural, and scientific organisations, to all of which he has contributed much in counsel and leadership. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1946, and knighted in 1956.