William John Hurst Politician
William John Hurst (c.1829 – 29 September 1886) was a 19th century Member of Parliament in New Zealand and Mayor of Auckland. He was born in Berwick-upon-Tweed. He represented the Auckland West electorate from the 1879 election to 1881, and then the Waitemata electorate from the 1881 election to 1886 when he died. His homestead, built in 1860, is located in 288 Hurstmere Road in Takapuna. Hurst was ill and given leave from Parliament to travel home to England via San Francisco. He died in Folkestone, Kent, England in 1886, aged 57 years. He was survived by his wife, Mary E. Hurst.
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