Daniel McIntyre: 1902

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Mr D C McIntyre, Director of Exhibits for the New Zealand International Exhibition, Hagley Park, Christchurch, held 1906-1907
Mr D C McIntyre

Daniel McIntyre was a businessman who became Director of Exhibits for the 1906-1907 New Zealand International Exhibition held in Christchurch.

McIntyre was embroiled in controversy over financial irregularities and hurriedly left the country in 1907. He travelled under a false name and was arrested in Monte Video, Uruguay later that year. He was returned to Christchurch, where he plead guilty to four charges of theft. He repaid some money, but no record of his sentence or his date of death have been found.

Read the whole story
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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

3 thoughts on “Daniel McIntyre: 1902

  1. anonymousse 22 January 2014 / 6:10 pm

    He certainly got himself in a bit of a pickle!

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