Story: Governors and governors-general

Fergussons with their senior staff (1st of 2)

Fergussons with their senior staff

British vice-regal couples brought out family members, friends or members of their regiments to serve as comptrollers of the household, aides-de-camp and ladies-in-waiting. Some held titles, and the men seen here with Sir Bernard and Lady Fergusson enjoyed perks such as free membership of leading private clubs.

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The Governor-General of New Zealand

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Vice-regal support', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

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