lord ranfurly


Notes for My Successor

  • Notes for My Successor

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

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  • 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 functions.

  • Main image: Dudley Alexander

    The senior staff were important figures in their own right. Dudley Alexander, seen here at his desk, has left fascinating accounts of his time as private secretary and aide-de-camp to Lord Ranfurly (1897–1904).