MORRELL, William Parker
A new biography of Morrell, William Parker appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.p>William Parker Morrell was born at Mount Eden, Auckland, on 20 November 1899 and educated at Otago Boys' High School, Otago University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He was Beit lecturer in colonial history from 1927 to 1930, and university reader at Birkbeck College, London, from 1930 to 1946, when he was appointed to the chair of history at Otago University. He is the author of a number of papers, reviews, and books, among which are: Colonial Policy in the Age of Peel and Russell (1930), Provincial Government in New Zealand (1932), The Gold Rushes (1940), Britain and the Pacific Islands (1960), and A History of New Zealand Life (1957) (with D. O. W. Hall). In addition Professor Morrell was joint editor of British Colonial Policy – Select Documents (1928), and he edited Sir Joseph Banks in New Zealand – Journal (1958).