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Governor-General of New Zealand

Lieutenant-Governors, Governors and Governors-General of New Zealand

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1 1907 - Today: NZ a Dominion
2 External Links

1840 - 1841 NZ a dependency of New South Wales

Title: Lieutenant-Governor

(under Lt.-Col. Sir George Gipps, RE, Governor of New South Wales 1837 - 1846, and Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand 1839 - 1841)

1841 - 1853 NZ a Crown Colony of Britain

Title: Governor
  • 1841 - 1842 Captain William Hobson, RN
  • 1843 - 1845 Captain Robert Fitzroy, RN
  • 1845 - 1847 Captain George Grey

Title: Governor-in-Chief

1853 - 1907 NZ a Self-Governing Colony

Title: Governor of New Zealand
 
1907 - Today: NZ a Dominion
  • 1904 - 1910 Lord Plunket, GCMG, KCVO
  • 1910 - 1912 Lord Islington, KCMG, DSO, PC
  • 1912 - 1917 Earl of Liverpool, GCMG, MVO, PC

Title: Governor-General of New Zealand

  • 1917 - 1920 Earl of Liverpool, GCB, GCMG, GBE, MVO, PC
  • 1920 - 1924 Viscount Jellicoe, GCB, OM, GCVO
  • 1924 - 1930 General Sir Charles Fergusson, Bt., GCMG, KCB, DSO, MVO
  • 1930 - 1935 Viscount Bledisloe, GCMG, KBE, PC
  • 1935 - 1941 Viscount Galway, GCMG, DSO, OBE, PC
  • 1941 - 1946 Marshal of the RAF Sir Cyril Louis Norton Newall, GCB, OM, GCMG, CBE, AM
  • 1946 - 1952 Lt. General the Lord Freyberg, VC, GCMG, KCB, KBE, DSO
  • 1952 - 1957 Lt. General the Lord Norrie, GCMG, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC
  • 1957 - 1962 Viscount Cobham[?], GCMG, TD
  • 1962 - 1967 Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson[?], GCMG, GCVO, DSO, OBE
  • 1967 - 1972 Sir Arthur Espie Porritt[?], Bt., GCMG, GCVO, CBE
Sir Arthur was the last British-born Governor-General. All Governors-General since Sir Denis Blundell have been New Zealanders.


External Links Official Website of the Governor General of NZ (http://www.gg.govt.nz)



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