Burnett, Thomas David, 1877-1941

Member of Parliament for Temuka, 1919-1941. Acknowledged authority on soil conservation and river erosion. Memorial at Burke's Pass subscribed to by the residents of South Canterbury commemorates his work in fostering the Downlands water scheme. In 1930 he arranged for Timaru architect Howard Hall to design a church St David's Memorial Church at Cave in memory of the pioneer runholders of Canterbury, among whom were his parents Andrew and Catherine Burnett who came from Scotland and owned Mt Cook Station. He organised, paid for, and erected the church.

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Date: 1940-1948 From: Haast family: Collection Ref: MS-Papers-0037-298 Description: Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Date: [1941] From: Coates, Joseph Gordon, 1878-1943 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1785-209 Description: Correspondents entered in the Name field; also includes plans of road development in Waiwera Quantity: 1 folder(s).
New Zealand Aero Transport Company :Above the clouds; the new Mt Cook Aero Coy. Souvenir of the first flight to Mount Cook, May 1920. [Printed by] A B & Co. Ltd, Christchurch [1920]
Date: 1920 By: Mount Cook Airline; A.B. & Company Ref: Eph-A-AVIATION-MC-1920-01 Description: Souvenir card shows an illustration on the front cover, of a small biplane aeroplane, the "Avro" model, flying above Mount Cook and above the clouds. Inside ...
Date: Sep 1949 From: New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives Ref: PAColl-0785-1-162 Description: Photographs published in NZ Free Lance, Sep 1949 Includes: E G Christian, supervisor of staff training at New Zealand Railways correspondence school with his...
Date: 1886-1940 From: Haast family: Collection Ref: MS-Papers-0037-289
Date: 1940 From: Coates, Joseph Gordon, 1878-1943 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1785-203 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Thomas David Burnett
Date: Oct 1922 From: S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives Ref: 1/2-043392-F Description: Thomas David Burnett, October 1922, photographed by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew. Inscriptions: Note on back of file print reads "On neg: 21487B. Burnett. Oc...
Members of the House of Representatives in the twenty-fifth Parliament
Date: 1935 From: S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives Ref: 1/1-018613-F Description: Shows members of the House of Representatives in the twenty fifth Parliament. From top, left to right: - C M Williams, J W Munro, Colonel J Hargest, W J Ly...