Story: Robinson, John Perry

John Robinson

John Robinson

A woodturner and storekeeper, John Robinson honed his considerable political skills by representing Nelson working men in a dispute with the New Zealand Company in the early 1850s. He was subsequently elected to the Nelson Provincial Council, and in 1856, to the dismay of wealthy, privileged members, was voted superintendent of the province.

Using this item

Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection
Reference: 295085

How to cite this page:

David A. Armstrong. 'Robinson, John Perry', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1r13/robinson-john-perry (accessed 22 September 2020)