WOOD, Frederick Lloyd Whitfield
A new biography of Wood, Frederick Lloyd Whitfeld appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.
Frederick Lloyd Whitfield Wood was born in Sydney on 29 September 1903, son of Professor G. A. Wood, and was educated at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University, and Balliol College, Oxford. For a time he taught history at Repton School, Derbyshire, and lectured in history at Balliol in 1929 and again in 1937. Subsequently he took a position as lecturer at Sydney University, 1930–34, and in 1935 was appointed to his present post as professor of history at Victoria University of Wellington. In 1952–53 he was Carnegie visiting fellow at Chatham House, London. His publications include The Constitutional Development of Australia (1933), A Concise History of Australia (1944), New Zealand in the World (1940), Understanding New Zealand (1944), The New Zealand People at War (1958), and This New Zealand (1946 and 1958).