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Charles Bledisloe

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Notes for My Successor

Until the late 1960s New Zealand's governors-general were British, mainly minor aristocrats, or admirals or generals. Read the full article

Page 4 - Staff and servants

Lord Bledisloe (1930–35) felt that senior staff 'should be fond of dancing and of games and sport of all kinds, as these accomplishments appeal to people here I would not have

Page 5 - A home away from 'Home'

Government House in Wellington is a busy place. Every year it hosts about 15,000 guests at 200

Empire Day

Empire Day (24 May), celebrated widely in New Zealand from 1903, was a major event in the viceregal calendar. Read the full article

Page 1 - Empire Day

Empire Day (24 May), celebrated widely in New Zealand from 1903, was a major event in the viceregal

Waitangi Day

Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. For most people, Waitangi Day is a holiday; for many, and especially for Māori, it is a time for reflecting on the Treaty and its place in modern New Zealand. Read the full article

Page 2 - The first Waitangi Day

Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds at Waitangi to the nation in 1932. Two years later there were celebrations at Waitangi to mark the date of the

Page 9 - The Treaty House

The Treaty House is New Zealand's most-visited historic building. In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted it to the nation. The house and grounds have been the focus of

Main image: Lord Bledisloe
Lord Bledisloe, Governor-General of New Zealand 1930–35, presided over the Empire Day Movement for many years.