Story: Governors and governors-general

Sir Denis Blundell at the St John AGM

Sir Denis Blundell at the St John AGM

Governor-General Sir Denis Blundell (centre) chairs the priory chapter of the Order of St John’s annual general meeting in 1975. Patron of the order from 1920, the governor-general became knight commander of the Order from 1944, and then prior from 1946, when the commandery was upgraded to a priory.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/2573

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Community duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

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