Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1820 – 1879)

Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1820 – 1879)   Died of alcoholism      Place of Death: Ashburton, Canterbury

* Son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield – the Father of New Zealand – owner of The New Zealand Company and The Canterbury Association.
* Cousin to the New Zealand Company/Canterbury Association surveyor Charles Orbin Torlesse.
* 1848 – 1849 Member of the Canterbury Association.
* 1853 – 1855 Member of Parliament.
* 1857 – 1861 Member of the Wellington Provincial Council.
* 1871 – 1875 Member of Parliament.

Edward is buried the Old Settler’s Cemetery, Ashburton, Canterbury.

The story of Edward Jerningham Wakefield: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/edward-jerningham-wakefield-1820-1879/

Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

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