Hugh Gourley

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Birthday
16, 1825
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Dec 16, 1906 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1825
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Dec 16, 1906 (81)

About

From 1899 to 1906, he was a Member of the New Zealand Legislative Council. He had previously served two terms as Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Before Fame

After working for a time as an undertaker, he began his political career as a member of the St. Kilda Borough Council.

Trivia

An avid equestrian, he represented Dunedin in the New Zealand Trotting Association.

Family Life

Born and raised in County Down, Ireland, he relocated to Victoria, Australia in his late twenties and settled in New Zealand in his late thirties. His marriage to Ellen Johnson Gourley produced eight children.

Associated With

He and Ralph Hanan were both prominent New Zealand politicians.