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The Hon John Edward Jenkinson, 1858-1937

Reference Number: 1/2-018464-F

Shows the Hon John Edward Jenkinson Christchurch Legislative Council 119892-1914

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The Hon John Edward Jenkinson, Reference Number 1/2-018464-F (1 digitised items)

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Historical Notes: John Edward Jenkinson was born in Dunedin and educated at State schools. He served his time to boilermaking in a Dunedin foundry and shipbuilding yard. In 1882 he joined the first labour union - the Dunedin Boilermakers, by which he was elected President (1883) and deputed to form unions in other cities. He was one of the committee of three appointed to draw up rules for the Canterbury Trades Council and for the railway servants' union. He was called to the Legislative Council in 1892 (one of a number appointed to create a government majority) and was a member till 1914. On retiring (1914) he contested the Clutha seat in the House of Representatives. Was President for some years of the Early Settlers' Association.

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Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service920. Jenkinson, Hon. John Edward.(PFP-000570)

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