MR H. D. DANSEY - The death of Mr H. D. Dansey, Mayor of Rotorua, which occurred last Monday will be deeply regretted by many friends and local body members in this district. Mr Dansey who was sixty-six years old was born In Rotorua and had lived in the town most of his life. He served for four years in the New Zealand Dvision during the last war and for bravery in the field, where he attained the rank of Captain, he awarded the Military Cross.
Settling in Rotorua he prominent in local life and he unsuccessfully contested the Eastern Maori Seat in 1938 against Sir Ngata. He was chairman of the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce was actively associated with numerous local organisations. At the last elections he was elected Mayor. The late Mr Dansey is survived by his widow, Mrs Winifred Patience Dansey, three sons, Sergeant Dansey and Lieutenant G. Dansey, who are serving with the forces, J. Dansey who is a pupil at the Rotorua High School, and one daughter, Miss P. Dansey, who is also pupil at the High School and two brothers, Mr G. R. Dansey, Ngongotaha, Mr E. P. Dansey, tihiotonga, and one sister, Mrs E. Butt of Rotorua. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 March 2016 - Bay of Plenty Beacon, Volume 5, Issue 72, 1 July 1942, Page 4