The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Mr. W. R. Waddel
Mr. W. R. Waddel occupied the Mayoral chair for three years. He took office on the 19th of December, 1883, and resigned on the 15th of December, 1886. During his mayoralty he laid the foundation stone of the Auckland Public Library. For the seven years preceding his mayoralty Mr. Waddel was a City Councillor. He was a self-denying man, and took a great interest in municipal affairs. Mr. Waddel carried on business for many years as a baker in Hobson Street.