Kōrero: Governors and governors-general

Governors and governors-general

From the 1860s to around 1890 most of New Zealand's governors were professional administrators. From the 1890s they were minor aristocrats, and after the First World War they often had a military connection. Since 1972 governors-general have been New Zealand residents, although the post remains theoretically available to members of the royal family.

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Governing Britain’s empire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/33635/governors-and-governors-general (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016