Story: Wellington region

First mayor

First mayor

In 1842 Wellington was proclaimed New Zealand’s first borough, and the merchant George Hunter was elected mayor. But the borough council was short-lived. The British government disallowed the ordinance under which it was created and it was dissolved in 1843.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015