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An election card featuring an inset circular head and shoulders portrait of Frederick Bolton, a candidate for the Wellington mayoralty. Reasons for supporting him include: He is a native of Wellington, a business man of proven capacity; he can devote full time to the affairs of the city; he has had considerable experience on local bodies; he favours running the tramways on a business basis; he advocates municipal markets and the wiping out of Haining Street, the Chinese slum. Of the five Wellington mayoral candidates in 1909, Bolton scored the fewest votes, with a total of 616. The winning candidate was Alfred Kingcome Newman with 4523 votes. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s) on card. Physical Description: Photolithograph on card, 90 x 142 mm.

An election card featuring an inset circular head and shoulders portrait of Frederick Bolton, a candidate for the Wellington mayoralty. Reasons for supporting him include: He is a native of Wellington, a business man of proven capacity; he can devote full time to the affairs of the city; he has had considerable experience on local bodies; he favours running the tramways on a business basis; he advocates municipal markets and the wiping out of Haining Street, the Chinese slum.

Of the five Wellington mayoral candidates in 1909, Bolton scored the fewest votes, with a total of 616. The winning candidate was Alfred Kingcome Newman with 4523 votes.

Polling day was Wednesday, 28 April 1909.

Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s) on card.

Physical Description: Photolithograph on card, 90 x 142 mm.[1]


  1. Ferguson & Hicks (Firm). (1909, April 28). Mayoral election. Vote for F G Bolton, because ... Polling day, Wednesday, 28 April [1909]. Ferguson & Hicks Printers, Lambton Quay, Wellington. https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22873559

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