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Foreign ministers and foreign secretaries, 1919–2009

Foreign ministers and foreign secretaries, 1919–2009

This chart lists New Zealand's foreign-affairs ministers and secretaries since the Department of External Affairs was set up in 1919. Ministers whose names are highlighted were also premiers or prime ministers at the same time. The chart also shows some significant developments in New Zealand's foreign relations in that period.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Developing a diplomatic service', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/34318/foreign-ministers-and-foreign-secretaries-1919-2009 (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016