[per press association.] Wellington, April 24. The result of the ballot for the election of Primate is for the Bishop of Wellington 3 Bishops, 11 Clergy. 10 Laity ; for the Bishop of Nelson : 1 Bishop, 4 Clergy, 8 Laity ; for the Bishop of Waiapu : 1 Laity. Bishop Hadfield having more than one half the votes recorded in each of the three orders was declared duly elected Primate of New Zealand amidst loud applause. Bishop Suter congratulated the newly elected Primate on his appointment, remarking that it was & very honorable crown to a worthy career. Bishop Hadfield thanked the Synod for its renewed confidence in him.
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The Primacy., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2409, 24 April 1890
The Primacy. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2409, 24 April 1890
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