'A man of few words’: A.D. McGavock, Director of Forests, New Zealand State Forest Service, 1931 to 1939
Alexander McGavock was Director of Forests from 1931 to 1939 but remains comparatively unknown in comparison to his predecessor and successor. Using valedictory and obituary observations as a guide, aspects of McGavock’s early career in Lands and Survey and later move to the State Forest Service are scrutinised in order to better appreciate his impact as Director of Forests.
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