|Governor||1845 - 1847|
|Governor-in-Chief||1848 - 1853|
|Governor of New Zealand||1853 - 1853
1861 - 1868
Sir George was born in Lisbon in 1812. He graduated at Sandhurst and served in Ireland where he rose to Captain but he resigned his commission soon after.
He explored in north west Australia before being appointed Governor of South Australia 1840-45. After serving in New Zealand, he became Governor of the Cape Colony and High Commissioner for South Africa from 1854-61. He then returned to New Zealand for a second term as Governor.
Thereafter, he was unsuccessful in a Parliamentary bid in England before returning to New Zealand. In 1875 Grey was elected superintendent of Auckland province and also to Parliament for Auckland City West. He fought vigorously in Parliament and in public to save the provinces, but without success. He served as Premier of New Zealand 1877-79. He died in London in 1898.
Biographical information courtesy of NZ Almanack
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