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Encyclopedia > Michael Hardie Boys
The Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Hardie Boys

In office
21 March 1996 – 21 March 2001
Prime Minister Jim Bolger (1996 - 1997)
Jenny Shipley (1997 - 1999)
Helen Clark (1999 - 2001)
Preceded by Dame Catherine Tizard
Succeeded by Dame Silvia Cartwright

Born 1931
Wellington, Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Spouse Mary Zohrab, married 1957
Profession Judge

Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO, PC, (born 1931) is a New Zealand jurist and was the country's 17th Governor-General, from 1996 to 2001. The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently, Queen Elizabeth II). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable James Brendan Jim Bolger, ONZ, (born 31 May 1935) was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 to 1997. ... Jenny Shipley, DCNZM, PC, (b. ... For other persons named Helen Clark, see Helen Clark (disambiguation). ... Dame Catherine Anne Tizard (nee Maclean) GCMG GCVO DBE QSO (4 April 1931–) was a Governor-General of New Zealand, and the first woman to be appointed to the office. ... Silvia Rose Cartwright, Governor-General of New Zealand Her Excellency Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright PCNZM DBE (née Poulter) (born November 7, 1943) is New Zealands second female Governor-General, and as the Queens representative, lives in Government House in the capital city of Wellington. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... Male Companions Badge of the Queens Service Order for Community Service The Queens Service Order was established by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently, Queen Elizabeth II). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early life

After his schooling at Hataitai School and Wellington College, he gained BA and LL.B degrees from Victoria University College. Sir Michael married Mary Zohrab in 1957. They have two sons, two daughters and eight grandchildren. Since his retirement as Governor-General, Sir Michael has served as a Judge of the High Court of Kiribati. He now lives at Waikanae. For other articles under the same title, visit the disambiguation page. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... Victoria Universitys Kelburn Campus. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Waikanae (pronounced Why-Can-I) is a small town on New Zealands Kapiti Coast. ...


Judge of the High Court

Originally a lawyer, Sir Michael became a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand in 1980, and was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1989, the same year in which he became a Privy Counsellor. In 1994 was created an Honorary Bencher at Gray's Inn, and in 1995 was elected an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson. He was created a Knight Grand Cross in the Order of St Michael and St George in 1995, Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1996 (the first such award), and is a Knight of the Order of St John. The High Court of New Zealand was established in 1841 and known as the Supreme Court until 1980. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Court of Appeals is the title of certain appellate courts in various jurisdictions. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Entrance to Grays Inn Grays Inn is one of the four Inns of Court in around the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England to which barristers belong and where they are called to the bar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Full name Wolfson College Motto Ring True Named after The Wolfson Foundation Previous names University College, Wolfson College (1972) Established 1965 Sister College Linacre College President Dr Gordon Johnson Location Barton Road Undergraduates 90 Graduates 510 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... HRH The Duke of Gloucester is Grand Prior of the Venerable Order of Saint John. ...


Governor-General

On 21 March 1996, Sir Michael was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of her Prime Minister, Jim Bolger, as the Governor-General of New Zealand. Upon the completion of his term on 21 March 2001 he and his wife were created additional Companions of the Queen's Service Order. March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch, since February 6, 1952. ... The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... The Right Honourable James Brendan Jim Bolger, ONZ, (born 31 May 1935) was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 to 1997. ... The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently, Queen Elizabeth II). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Male Companions Badge of the Queens Service Order for Community Service The Queens Service Order was established by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975. ...


Political views

In 2004 Sir Michael announced his opposition to New Zealand becoming a republic stating in an interview: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." [1]. Republicanism in New Zealand is a movement to replace the countrys current status as a Commonwealth realm and constitutional monarchy with that of a Commonwealth republic. ...


External links

  • Official Biography
Preceded by
Dame Catherine Tizard
Governor-General of New Zealand
1996–2001
Succeeded by
Dame Silvia Cartwright

Dame Catherine Anne Tizard (nee Maclean) GCMG GCVO DBE QSO (4 April 1931–) was a Governor-General of New Zealand, and the first woman to be appointed to the office. ... The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently, Queen Elizabeth II). ... Silvia Rose Cartwright, Governor-General of New Zealand Her Excellency Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright PCNZM DBE (née Poulter) (born November 7, 1943) is New Zealands second female Governor-General, and as the Queens representative, lives in Government House in the capital city of Wellington. ...

References

  1. ^ Ditch Queen, say former Governors-General: New Zealand Herald. Retrieved on 2006-08-02.
Persondata
NAME Haride Boys, Michael
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Viceroy, jurist
DATE OF BIRTH 1931
PLACE OF BIRTH Wellington, New Zealand
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Michael Hardie Boys - definition of Michael Hardie Boys in Encyclopedia (236 words)
Sir Michael was educated at Wellington College where he was a school prefect, and gained the degrees of BA and LL B at Victoria University College
Sir Michael was created a Knight Grand Cross in the Order of St Michael and St George in 1995, Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1996 (the first such award), and is a Knight of the Order of St John.
Sir Michael married in 1957 to Mary Zohrab.
Michael Hardie Boys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
Sir Michael <3s Boys was educated at Wellington College where he was a school prefect, and gained the degrees of BA and LL B at Victoria University College
Originally a lawyer, he became a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand in 1980, and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1989.
Sir Michael <3s Boys was created a Knight Grand Cross in the Order of St Michael and St George in 1995, Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1996 (the first such award), and is a Knight of the Order of St John.
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