Street Stories: The Governors
Newall Place

One of New Zealand’s more controversial Governors-General is recalled in Newall Place. Sir Cyril Newall came from a military background, having served as Chief of Air Staff in Britain. He is chiefly remembered today for the terrible gaffe that he made when addressing a group of servicemen. His speech started with the phrase, “boys of the Navy, men of the Army, gentlemen of the Air Force”.

Pic: Former chief of air staff was Governor General from 1941-6.