Why Bother Trying to Write a Slightly Different Kind of Political Biography? A Portrait of Sir John McKenzie (1838-1901)

  • Tom Brooking University of Otago

Abstract

Sir John McKenzie (1838-1901) was a highly influential Minister of Lands from 1891 to 1900 who promulgated the cause of the small settler landholder and initiated legislation to break up the larger estates. In his youth he had witnessed the misery caused by the Highland landlords evicting their tenants, before his emigration to Dunedin in 1860. In this article Tom Brooking gives a preview of his forthcoming somewhat unusual political biography.

Author Biography

Tom Brooking, University of Otago
Tom Brooking is a Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago.
Published
1992-05-01
How to Cite
BROOKING, Tom. Why Bother Trying to Write a Slightly Different Kind of Political Biography? A Portrait of Sir John McKenzie (1838-1901). The Journal of New Zealand Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, may 1992. ISSN 2324-3740. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/article/view/267>. Date accessed: 24 aug. 2019.