Story: Fergusson, Bernard Edward

Fergusson the joker

Fergusson the joker

Sir Bernard Fergusson used his mischievous sense of humour to set those who met him at ease. During a 1967 visit to Woodbank School in Marlborough, he drew a caricature of himself with his trademark monocle and heavy moustache, letting the pupils know he didn’t take himself too seriously. 

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Sarah Burgess. 'Fergusson, Bernard Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2021. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2023)