1888 OPSO Cover To Hon W Rolleston With TPO & Winchester CDS
Larger cover with some edge faults. OPSO crossed and Insurance Policies Only hand written across the top. Cancelled Closed Post Office Winchester March 9 1888 with RPO and Winchester backstamps see below for information on Rolleston
Rolleston was the 4th (and last) Superintendent of the Canterbury Provincial Council. He was elected unopposed on 22 May 1868 and held that office until 1 January 1877.
Rolleston represented the Avon electorate from 1868 to 1884. In the 1879 general election, he was returned unopposed. He then representated Geraldine from 1884 to 1887. He had won the 1896 election against George Warren Russell, but was defeated by him in 1899 by just one vote.
Rolleston served as Minister of Justice in the government of Premier John Hall from December 1880 to April 1881. He was also appointed Minister of Native Affairs in January 1881 after the resignation of John Bryce,