Story: Governors and governors-general

Cartwright and Tizard

Cartwright and Tizard

Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright (left) shares a joke with Dame Catherine Tizard at Government House in 2002, after Tizard had been invested with the Order of New Zealand. Tizard was New Zealand’s first female governor-general, from 1990 to 1996.

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Changing characteristics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

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