Story: Governors and governors-general

Lord Cobham at Waitangi, 1960

Governor-General Lord Cobham sports his summer white uniform at Waitangi in 1960. The presence of the governor-general and the navy each year at celebrations on Waitangi Day (6 February) symbolise their links to the colonisation of New Zealand.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 99. National Film Unit, 1960

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Community duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

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