Story: Governors and governors-general

Sir Arthur Porritt knighting Philip Proctor

Sir Arthur Porritt knighting Philip Proctor

Industrialist Philip Proctor, head of tyre company Dunlop, kneels to ‘get his K’ (knighthood) from Governor-General Sir Arthur Porritt in 1971. In the foreground, Comptroller of the Household Colonel Henry Hoare sports aiguillettes, the ornamental braided cords worn by defence officers on such occasions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/2509

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Governing Britain’s empire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016