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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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BEAGLEHOLE, John Cawte, C.M.G.

(1901– ).


A new biography of Beaglehole, John Cawte appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.

p>John Cawte Beaglehole was born at Wellington on 13 June 1901 and educated at Wellington College, Victoria University College, and University of London. He was lecturer in history at Victoria University from 1936 to 1942, and, later, senior research fellow. He has served terms as historical adviser to the Department of Internal Affairs, chairman of the Board of Management of the New Zealand University Press, and president of the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties and of the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs. He is a member of the National Historic Places Trust and the New Zealand Literary Fund Advisory Committee.

He was made C.M.G. in 1958. Among his publications are the following: The Exploration of the Pacific (1934); New Zealand, a Short History (1936); The University of New Zealand (1937); The Discovery of New Zealand (1939); and Victoria University College … a History (1949). In addition he has edited The Journals of Captain James Cook, Vols. 1 and 2 (to be completed); and The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks (1961).


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