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'MR DICKSON (Chalmers.) Mr James M'Coll Dickson was born m Victoria, m 1858, and arrived m New Zerland when a. lad; was educated m Victoria and New Zealand. He was interested m the saw-milling industry for some years, arid then settled on the land 01 •• O tli go Peninsula, where he has been fengnged m farming pursuits for /(boat 25 years. He has for very ma i-y years taken, an active interest m various public bodies; has served as chairman of the Portobello Road Board; and has been a member of the Otago Harbor Board for four years, being :it, present deputy-chairman of that body. MR T. A. H. FIELD (Nelson.) Mr Thomas A. H. Field, the new member for Nelson, was born at Bendigo, Victoria, on June Ist, 1859. He tame to New Zealand m 1863 and spent his boYhood at Westport. He has taken an active part m public affairs m Nelson^ He was first elected to tho City CounciJ m 1907. In . 1909 hf* was re'tumed at the top of the poll to the City Council, and m 1911 was appointed Deputy-Mayor,; later m the year being elected"- Mayor against a strong opponent; The following year he was again a candidate at the unanimous request of the Council, and was returned uri-' opposed. He has , been a member of the Hospital, and Charitable Aid Board, S' resident of the Nelson Chamber ' -of ommerce, and is now president of the Nelson Bowling Club. He is managing director of the Wilkins and Field Hardware Co., Ltd., arid is on the board ofydirdctors, of" other mercantile concerns. Wr DOWNIE STEWART (Dunedin ■ " ..West.) X Mr William Downie Stewart is the -younger son of the late Hon. William rjowriie Stewart, and was born. ; in Dunedin,.'in 1878. He .was .educated at .thevOtajK) Boys' High School -arid the Otago- Uriiversitv, where he graduated as LL.B. m 1900. In the same year he .entered Into partnership m the firm of Downie Stewart and Payne. In 1905 he unsuccessfully contested Unhewn .South against .Mr J./F. Arnold. He \vas elecTed to the City (sounril m 1907, 1909,. apd. 1911. In 1913 he was elected Mayor of Dunedin after one of the most strenuous contests on record. He is vjoint author with Professor lie RossigVnol 7of "State Socialism .m New-Zea-land," which was published in 'England and America ' m I9loy arid is regarded >.h'y - 'soirie' 'leading-' economists as the most •liri'p'avtial study yeV published of : .New Zealand conditions. He contributed . a valuable -preface to the ■ English translation of Siegfried's "Democracy in' New ■Zealand."' which was • published . this year. has heeri a member of the Council '(Representing the vCity ' .Cduncil- for .some years), and has been appointed a director of the 'National ! Insurance Company and of the I Westport Coal , Company. " ' : MR ANDREW ' WALKER (Dunedin ■;■;.. ■-.■.-.. North.) " ..; Mr : Andrew Walker., was - born at 'North Berwick (Scotland), on October -7,;-._855j- and arrived at Port Chalmers : with '.-his parents m 1860 by ; the Storm Cloud' on her maiden-, voyage.. Was educated'atvthe old Stone School (Union street), under Mr Alex Stewart, head -and Mr (now. Sir) Robert Stout. Obtained' work m. itho Evening Star Office- when between i3V ahd- 14 years of age.; Mr. Walker's association with" the Labor movement has over many years. ; He has been secretary .qf the Otago Typographical ' Union for the past" 21 years, and was previously, its president for four years and its secretary for two. Represented his union at the first ;;New"Zea'land 'Trades. and Labor Congress m Dunedin m 1885. Was a' member of the Workers' Political Committee,. and .served as a member of/thij first Diihedin Licensing Committee elected by popular vote. At the time there were between 80 and 90 .licensed' 1 houses m the City, and there was a concensus of. opinion that the number should be reduced to the full extent allowed by the Reduction vote which was carried at the polls. This meant a 25 per cent, reduction, and the committee exercised their full powers, and m addition lowered the closing, hour -to 10, o'clock m all cases. 'By; virtue having'represented.' his union,' at typographical con. ferences .m different' e<jntres of .the.VDo-. minion, Mr Walker is well known to the craft throughout New Zealand. MR R. P. HUDSON, Motueka.) 1 Mr^R. P. Hudson/ who ■ has a big" lead for. Motueka, was bqrn m IB6o' at, Dungarvan, Ireland, and ' educated at Wills Grammar ' School, FeTrnoy College, private tutor, arid Crawford's Military Acad eriiy- Dublin. He served seven years m the Royal Artillery militia, retiring with tlie* rank of captain. He was for twenty-three years coffee and >tea planting in' Ceylon,* and 'settled m New' Zealand m 1908. He is now fruit-growing at Motuoka. He has held positions' m, the Hapiitato (Ceylon) Planters' Association, Motueka District Fruitgrowers' Association.,. Motueka District -Fruitgrowers' Union, ; Nelson District ■•V.Flhut.srrowers' Association, and New vZealand Fruitgrowers' Federation, and /is a member of the Motueka Harbor" Board. .MR.C. J.TALBpT (T_muka.) Mr C. J. Talj>6t, the member for Temuka, is the son of Mr John Talbot, of Temuka,. being "tiie eldest" of a family of twelve boys. H6 was born at Rangatira. Valley, near .Temuka, m 1873. and was educated at private and public schools m Temuka and Timaru, finishing his scholastic career at- the Tiiriaru High School. Shortly after leaving school, m 1890, he went to Fairlie to take charge of a block of agricultural and pastoral country, which his father had bought there, and he has, lived at Fairlie ever since. Ho commenced to take part m local public affairs almost as soon as he went to Fairlie, and has taken a profninent part m them ever since, being associated with almost every local institution.- He commenced by , taking up church work with the Anglican Church, and was ohoir leader, Sunday school teacher, and lay reader. He is still actively engaged m church work, as lay reader arid churchwarden. He was one of the promoters of the Fairlie A. and P. Association, being one of its early presidents, and he has been honorary, treasurer to the Association for the past ten years. For < the past seven years he has. been chairman of; the Fairlie School Comriiittee, is secretary to the Fairlie Domain Board, and chairman of the Board of Managers of the "Fairlie "■Technical' Association. He is also president of the Fairlie branch of , tile Farmers' Union,, as well as a member of tho Sontji Canterbury Executive of the Union, and holds a seat on the directorate of the Canterbury Farmers' • Co-operative Association. Mr Talbot has also taken a keen interest m volunteering. Ho has given considei-able time, also, to the work of friendly societies. Joining the 1.0.0. F. Lodge fifteen years ago, he has been secretary df it ever since. He has acted as Grand Lodge representative at various confer- ■ ■•ences, and has also been D.D.O.M. (S,C.) for a number of years. He is one, of the directors of the Fairlie Caledonian Society, and vice-president of the Fairlie Orchestral Society. Mr Talbot is a welUre'ad man, and takes an interest m journalistic work.

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SOME NEW MEMBERS., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 13560, 11 December 1914

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SOME NEW MEMBERS. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 13560, 11 December 1914