The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
The Hon. Sir William Fitzherbert
The Hon. Sir William Fitzherbert, K.C.M.G., was speaker of the House of Representatives from the 15th of June, 1876, until the 13th of June, 1879, when he vacated the chair, being elevated to the position of Speaker of the Legislative Council on the following day. Reference is made elsewhere to Sir William as an ex-Minister of the Crown, and as an ex-Speaker of the other branch of the Legislature.