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History of the Governor-General

  • History of the Governor-General

    New Zealand has had a governor or (from 1917) a governor-general since 1840. The work of these men and women has reflected the constitutional and political history of New Zealand in many ways.

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  • Page 4 - Responsible governmentFrom the 1840s settlers demanded a say in government. Governor George Grey suspended an overly elaborate constitution in 1846, but the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 gave male
  • Main image: Lord Onslow

    Lord Onslow is photographed here with his pet. Settlers looked at Lord Onslow through less devoted eyes when he played politics over appointments to the Upper House.