Author(s): Nicholas Tarling
This book contains a selection of addresses by Nicholas Tarling, Professor of History, broadcaster, and sometime actor, now Fellow at the New Zealand Asia Institute at the University of Auckland. Many were given while Nicholas was the University’s Public Orator, and honoured such figures as Dean Martin Sullivan, Kendrick Smithyman, Sir Lewis Ross, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Maurice Paykel, Dame Dorothy Winstone, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamed, H.E. Mme Sadao Ogata, Paakariki Harrison, Sir Donald McIntyre, Sir Miles Warren and Sir Colin Maiden. Others were given on less joyous occasions or less public occasions.None were without what the late Charles Nalden called ‘the Public Orator’s grace, his wit and above all his decided penchant for apt quotation’. Includes orations in honour of Olive Johnson, Roy McElroy, Martin Sullivan, Dave Pullar, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir David Beattie, Dr E.G. Bollard, Dr Michael Gilmour, E.H. McCormick, Lewis Ross, Sir Graham Speight, Eruera Stirling, Dorothy Winstone, L.C. Woods, Kendrick Smithyman, Sir Harcourt Caughey, Sir James Henare, Lindo Ferguson, Dennis McEldowney, Charles Nalden, Dr K.J. Maidment, Paakariki Harrison, Mick Brown, Anastasios Christodoulou, Lucy Cranwell, Vaughan Jones, Janetta McStay, Maurice Paykel, Dame Catherine Tizard, Sir Donald McIntyre, Sir Ian Barker, Sir John Ingram, Dame Patricia Bergquist, Sir Colin Maiden, Professor W.G. (Kit) Carson, Dr Mahathir, Jock Asher, Sadako Ogata, Sir Ian Barker, Douglas Goodfellow, Sir Miles Warren, Sir Graeme Davies, Mary Woodward and K.J. Hollyman.