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15 May 2018

Wellington Presidents, 1879 -

Presidents of Wellington District Law Society (26 August 1879 to 31 January 2009) and the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Law Society (from 1 February 2009). Titles and honours held while in office are included:

YearPresidentYearPresident
1879-80Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1950-51FC Spratt
1880-81Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1951-52CAL Treadwell
1881-82Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1952-53E Denis Blundell
1882-83Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1953-54EF Rothwell
1883-84Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1954-55Reginald Hardie Boys
1884-85Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1955-56ETE Hogg
1885-86Alfred de Bathe Brandon senior1956-57LH Macarthur
1886-87William Thomas Locke Travers1957-58RLA Cresswell
1887-88William Thomas Locke Travers1958-59WR Birks
1888-89Francis Henry Dillon Bell1959-60CH Hain
1889-90Francis Henry Dillon Bell1960-61Herbert Richard Churton Wild QC
1890-91WH Quick1961-62John Charles White
1891-92Martin Chapman1962-63AE Hurley
1892-93Alfred de Bathe Brandon junior1963-64WG Smith
1893-94Walter Scott Reid1964-65AR Cooper
1894-95WB Edwards1965-66FL Parkin
1895-96TW Hislop1966-67Denis McGrath
1896-97Alexander Gray1967-68Richard Spence Volkmann Simpson
1897-98Alfred de Bathe Brandon junior1968-69JR O'Regan
1898-99ETD Bell1969-70WJ Kemp
1899-00FM Ollivier1970-71Richard (Dick) Gray Collins
1900-01JP Campbell1971-72Lester J Castle
1901-02Thomas Frederick Martin1972-73JF Jeffries
1902-03Charles Perrin Skerrett1973-74Richard Christopher Savage
1903-04EB Brown1974-75Robert Denis Richmond
1904-05Charles Bruce Morison1975-76Maurice James O'Brien QC
1905-06Andrew Agnew Stuart Menteath1976-77PT Young
1906-07Michael Myers1977-78Ian Lloyd McKay
1907-08Ernest Frederick Hadfield1978-79MF Dunphy
1908-09Thomas Young1979-80Michael Hardie Boys
1909-10AL Herdman1980-81Anthony Arthur Travers Ellis
1910-11Edward Stafford1981-82Brinsley Donald Inglis QC
1911-12LOH Tripp1982-83JW Gendall
1912-13John William Salmond KC1983-84Bruce E Buckton
1913-14Charles Bruce Morison KC1984-85Richard Alexander Heron
1914-15Charles Herbert Treadwell1985-86Daniel Paul Neazor QC
1915-16HF von Haast1986-87David Eaton Hurley
1916-17Oswald N Beere1987-88Peter Edward Martyn
1917-18Archibald William Blair1988-89Michael Camp
1918-19Hon Sir John Findley KC1989-90Sandra Mary Moran
1919-20Phineas Levi1990-91Des Deacon
1920-21Edmund Percy Bunny1991-92Jock Nicholson
1921-22Humphrey Francis O'Leary1992-93Peter Connor
1922-23Martin Maxwell Fleming Luckie1993-94Peter Jenkin QC
1923-24William Perry1994-95Wayne Chapman
1924-25Michael Myers KC1995-96Gary Laurence Turkington
1925-26Robert Kennedy1996-97Kenneth Gordon (Ken) Stone
1926-27Archibald William Blair1997-98Kathleen Anne Stringfellow
1927-28HH Cornish1998-99Nicola Mathers
1928-29HF Johnston1999-00David Edward Murphy
1929-30CG White2000-01Geraldine Ann Baumann
1930-31Andrew A Wylie2001-02David Collins
1931-32HE Anderson2002-03Ann Wilson
1932-33GGG Watson2003-04John Livingston Marshall
1933-34Ernest Peterson Hay2004-05Pamela Su-ling Davidson
1934-35TCA Hislop2005-06Pamela Su-ling Davidson
1935-36William Henry Cunningham2006-07David Edward Murphy
1936-37David Perry2007-08Richard James Buxton Fowler
1937-38DR Richmond2008-09Richard James Buxton Fowler
1938-39Philip Brunskill Cooke KC2009-10Lance H Prattley
1939-40AT Young2010-11Nerissa Mary Barber
1940-41SJ Castle2011-12Nerissa Mary Barber
1941-42DGB Morison2012-13Mark Vincent Wilton
1942-43Allan Bruce Buxton2013-14Mark Vincent Wilton
1943-44Timothy Patrick Cleary2014-15Nerissa Mary Barber
1944-45AM Cousins2015-16Nerissa Mary Barber
1945-46Hugh Roland Biss2016-17David Peter Dunbar
1946-47William Perry Shorland2017-18David Peter Dunbar
1947-48JRE Bennett2018-19David Peter Dunbar
1948-49GC Phillips2019-20Annette Grace Gray
1949-50WE Leicester 

The Last Resort Golf Tournament

Wairarapa lawyers who play golf have an annual tournament called the Last Resort. The origin of this was summarised in an article in the Wellington District Law Society's monthly newsletter Council Brief:

"The Last Resort golf tournament was devised and conceived by the late Brian Blackwood and Neville Jaine (as they then were).

"The first Last Resort golf tournament took place in 1968. Messrs Blackwood and Jaine were apparently travelling home to the Wairarapa after competing in the Devil's Own tournament in Palmerston North. They were bemoaning the fact that they had once again failed to make the cut and were returning home without any silverware for the cabinet. They thought that there should be one last chance in the legal golfing calendar for all golfers (like them) so the Last Resort tournament was born."

Council Brief, December 2003, page 5.

Last updated on the 20th June 2019