Story: Governors and governors-general

Freyberg's arrival

The arrival of Governor-General Sir Bernard Freyberg in New Zealand in 1946 was met with the usual pomp and ceremony, but there was added excitement because of his New Zealand connections. Although Freyberg was born in Britain and returned there as a young man, he was raised and educated in New Zealand. He had also been a popular commander of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force and the 2nd New Zealand Division in the Second World War.

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Reference: Weekly Review 252. National Film Unit, 1946

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Governing Britain’s empire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

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