C. M. Gray

Charles Matthew Gray was born Geelong, Australia in 1853 and arrived in New Zealand in 1862.  He first sat on Christchurch City Council in 1885 and in 1890 he contested and won the mayoral election.  After serving as mayor Charles Gray continued to serve on the City Council.

Printed: 1890

Print Type: Election Notice / Advertisement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Notes: Charles Gray won the election and served as Mayor of Christchurch for 1891.

Printed: c.1892 (?)

Print Type: Election Notice / Advertisement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Notes: Having served as Mayor of Christchurch Charles Gray returned to the council, having been elected to serve the city’s North-West Ward. Of unknown date, this card is a polling reminder for an election  post-1891 when C.M. Gray returned to council.

Printed: 1905

Print Type: Election Notice / Advertisement

Card: KEVII 1d Blue (Samuel: AB.1a)

Notes:

In 1904 Charles Gray again ran for city Mayor, on this occasion he was unopposed.  Seeking re-election as Mayor in 1905 two candidates stood against him.  Charles Gray won the election with 3264 votes, his closest rival, Mr. Pearce, managed to secure 952 votes and in third place was Mr Sorensen with 856 votes.

This card is a reminder notice to vote in the 1905 Mayoral election.