Former Governors-General


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

DEPENDENCY

Lieutenant-Governor
Captain William Hobson, RN
(under Lt.-Col. Sir George Gipps, RE,
Governor of New South Wales 1837 - 1846, and Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand 1839 - 1841)
1840 - 1841

CROWN COLONY

Governor
Captain William Hobson, RN 1841 - 1842
Captain Robert Fitzroy, RN 1843 - 1845
Captain George Grey 1845 - 1847
Governor-in-Chief
Sir George Grey, KCB 1848 - 1853

SELF-GOVERNING COLONY

Governor of New Zealand
Sir George Grey, KCB 1853 - 1853
Colonel Thomas Gore Browne, CB 1855 - 1861
Sir George Grey, KCB 1861 - 1868
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, GCMG 1868 - 1873
The Rt Hon Sir James Fergusson, Bt. 1873 - 1874
Marquess of Normanby, GCB, GCMG, PC 1875 - 1879
Sir Hercules George Robert Robinson, GCMG 1879 - 1880
The Hon Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon, GCMG 1880 - 1882
Lt. General Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, GCMG, CB 1883 - 1889
Earl of Onslow, GCMG 1889 - 1892
Earl of Glasgow, GCMG 1892 - 1897
Earl of Ranfurly, GCMG 1897 - 1904
Lord Plunket, GCMG, KCVO 1904 - 1910
Lord Islington, KCMG, DSO, PC 1910 - 1912
Earl of Liverpool, GCMG, MVO, PC 1912 - 1917
Governor-General of New Zealand
Earl of Liverpool, GCB, GCMG, GBE, MVO, PC 1917 - 1920
Viscount Jellicoe, GCB, OM, GCVO 1920 - 1924
General Sir Charles Fergusson, Bt., GCMG, KCB, DSO, MVO 1924 - 1930
Viscount Bledisloe, GCMG, KBE, PC 1930 - 1935
Viscount Galway, GCMG, DSO, OBE, PC 1935 - 1941
Marshal of the RAF Sir Cyril Louis Norton Newall,
GCB, OM, GCMG, CBE, AM
1941 - 1946
Lt. General the Lord Freyberg, VC, GCMG, KCB, KBE, DSO 1946 - 1952
Lt. General the Lord Norrie, GCMG, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC 1952 - 1957
Viscount Cobham, GCMG, TD 1957 - 1962
Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, OBE 1962 - 1967
Sir Arthur Espie Porritt, Bt., GCMG, GCVO, CBE 1967 - 1972
Sir (Edward) Denis Blundell, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QSO 1972 - 1977
The Rt Hon Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, KG, GCMG, CH, QSO 1977 - 1980
The Hon Sir David Stuart Beattie, GCMG, GCVO, QSO, QC 1980 - 1985
The Rt Rev & The Hon Sir Paul Alfred Reeves,
GCMG, GCVO, QSO
1985 - 1990
The Hon Dame Catherine Anne Tizard, GCMG, GCVO, DBE, QSO 1990 - 1996
The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO 1996 - 2001
The Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright PCNZM, DBE, QSO 2001 - 2006

All Honours listed are those held on retirement from office.

 

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