Michael Hardie Boys

17th Governor-General of New Zealand (1931–2023)

Sir Michael Hardie Boys (6 October 1931 – 29 December 2023) was a New Zealand jurist and was the country's 17th Governor-General, from 1996 to 2001.[1]

Sir Michael Hardie Boys

Hardie Boys in 2001
17th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
21 March 1996 – 21 March 2001
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJim Bolger
Jenny Shipley
Helen Clark
Preceded byDame Catherine Tizard
Succeeded byDame Silvia Cartwright
Personal details
Born(1931-10-06)6 October 1931
Wellington, New Zealand
Died29 December 2023(2023-12-29) (aged 92)
Waikanae, New Zealand
Mary Zohrab (m. 1957)

In 2004, he stated his opposition to New Zealand becoming a republic, stating in an interview: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."[2] Hardie Boys was born in 1931 in Wellington.[3] His father was the Hon. Reginald Hardie Boys (1903–1970), a judge of the Supreme Court.[4] After his schooling at Hataitai School and Wellington College, Hardie Boys gained a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University College in 1954. Hardie Boys married Mary Zohrab in 1957. They had two sons and two daughters. Hardie Boys died on 29 December 2023 in Waikanae, New Zealand at the age of 92.[5][6]

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  1. Gavin Mclean (October 2006), The Governors, New Zealand Governors and Governors-General, Otago University Press, p. 281
  2. "Ditch Queen, say former Governors-General: New Zealand Herald". The New Zealand Herald. 14 November 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2006.
  3. Lambert, Max (1991). Who's Who in New Zealand, 1991 (12th ed.). Auckland: Octopus. p. 263. ISBN 9780790001302.
  4. Petersen, George Conrad (1961). Who's Who in New Zealand, 1961 (7th ed.). Wellington: A.H. & A.W. Reed. p. 150.
  5. Sir Michael Hardie Boys, former Governor-General, dies
  6. "Former Governor-General Sir Michael Hardie Boys dies". RNZ News. 30 December 2023. Retrieved 30 December 2023.

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