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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.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




Congreve, Roy

(1913– ).

Assistant Director of Surveys.

Roy Congreve was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 3 May 1913. He was educated at Wellington College and trained as a surveyor. In 1938 he was appointed staff surveyor in Kenya. He saw active service in the Second World War and has been in Kenya since then as Superintendent of Surveys, 1953–55, and Assistant Director of Surveys since 1955.

Gould, Sir Trevor Jack

(1906– ).

East African Court of Appeal.

Sir Trevor Gould was born at Aratapu, near Dargaville, New Zealand, on 24 June 1906. He was educated at Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University College and was admitted as barrister and solicitor both in New Zealand and in Fiji. From 1938 to 1941 he was Crown Counsel in Hong Kong. He was on active service for the following four years, three of which he spent as a prisoner of war. From 1946 to 1957 he held further positions in the Colonial Legal Service as Puisne Judge from 1948 and Senior Puisne Judge from 1953. In 1958 he was appointed to his present post, Justice of Appeal in the East Africa Court of Appeal. He was created Knight Bachelor in 1961.

Raymer, Arthur John

(1913– ).

Education Officer.

Arthur Raymer was born in 1913. He was educated at Canterbury University College, at Cambridge University, and at London Institute of Education. Since 1943 he has been an Education Officer in Kenya.

Sinclair, Sir Ronald Ormiston

(1903– ).

Chief Justice and President of the East African Court of Appeal.

Sir Ronald Sinclair was born at Auckland, New Zealand, on 2 May 1903. He was educated at Christchurch and New Plymouth Boys' High Schools and was admitted barrister at law, Middle Temple, London, and barrister of the Supreme Court, New Zealand. In 1931 he went to Nigeria as Acting District Officer, and became a Magistrate in 1936. Two years later he was posted to Northern Rhodesia as Resident Magistrate. He was appointed Puisne Judge in Tanganyika in 1946 and went to Nyasaland as Chief Justice in 1953. From 1955 to 1957 Sir Ronald was Vice-President of the East African Court of Appeal. In the latter year he became Chief Justice of Kenya and in 1962 he was appointed President of the East African Court of Appeal. Sir Ronald was knighted in 1956.

Sinclair-Lockhart, Sir John Beresford, 13th Bart.

(1904– ).

Resident Magistrate.

Sir John Sinclair-Lockhart was born on 4 November 1904. He was educated at Kings College, Auckland, at Auckland University College (B.Sc.), and at Canterbury University College, where he obtained his B.E. (Civil). He attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and then practised civil engineering in New Zealand. He joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1934, where he served until 1955. From 1939 to 1945 he served in the Royal Artillery in which he attained the rank of Major. In 1960 he was appointed Resident Magistrate in Kenya, which post he held until 1962.

Skipper, Gordon Armstrong

(1914– ).

Provincial Commissioner.

Gordon Skipper was born at Auckland, New Zealand, on 23 February 1914 and was educated at Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University College. Apart from the four years (1952–56) when he was seconded to the West Pacific High Commission, he has worked in Kenya since his appointment in 1939 as District Officer. From 1957 to 1962 he was Senior District Commissioner when he became a Provincial Commissioner.

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