Governor-General of New Zealand

The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, who is also the Queen of New Zealand. The position of the Governor-General is similar to that in other Commonwealth countries of which the Queen is also Head of State.

Table of contents
1 List of Governors, Governors-General and Lieutenant-Governors
2 1907 to present: New Zealand as Dominion
3 External Link

List of Governors, Governors-General and Lieutenant-Governors

Lieutenant-Governors, Governors and Governors-General of New Zealand

1840 - 1841 NZ a dependency of New South Wales

Title: Lieutenant-Governor

(under Lt.-Col. Sir George Gipps, RE, Governor of New South Wales 1837 - 1846, and Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand 1839 - 1841)

1841 - 1853 NZ a Crown Colony of Britain

Title: Governor Title: Governor-in-Chief

1853 - 1907 NZ a Self-Governing Colony

Title: Governor of New Zealand

1907 to present: New Zealand as Dominion

With the title: Governor-General of New Zealand

  • 1917 - 1920 Earl of Liverpool, GCB, GCMG, GBE, MVO, PC
  • 1920 - 1924 Viscount Jellicoe, GCB, OM, GCVO
  • 1924 - 1930 General Sir Charles Fergusson, Bt., GCMG, KCB, DSO, MVO
  • 1930 - 1935 Viscount Bledisloe, GCMG, KBE, PC
  • 1935 - 1941 Viscount Galway, GCMG, DSO, OBE, PC
  • 1941 - 1946 Marshal of the RAF Sir Cyril Louis Norton Newall, GCB, OM, GCMG, CBE, AM
  • 1946 - 1952 Lt. General the Lord Freyberg, VC, GCMG, KCB, KBE, DSO
  • 1952 - 1957 Lt. General the Lord Norrie, GCMG, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC
  • 1957 - 1962 Viscount Cobham, GCMG, TD
  • 1962 - 1967 Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, OBE
  • 1967 - 1972 Sir Arthur Espie Porritt, Bt., GCMG, GCVO, CBE

Sir Arthur Espie Porritt was the last British-born Governor-General. All Governors-General since Sir Denis Blundell have been New Zealand citizens.

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