Story: Nelson region

Premiers and prime ministers: Alfred Domett (2nd of 5)

Premiers and prime ministers: Alfred Domett

Alfred Domett arrived in Nelson in 1842. He was an important provincial politician, and was premier in 1862–63. He was a public servant for 30 years in various positions and in his spare time wrote (sometimes florid) poetry. Several landmarks in Kahurangi National Park commemorate him.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015