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Series Synopsis

The Governor was a television epic that examined the life of Governor George Grey in six thematic parts. Grey's "Good Governor" persona was undercut with laudanum, lechery and land confiscation. NZ TV's first (and only) historical blockbuster was hugely controversial, provoking a parliamentary inquiry and "test match sized" audiences. It won a 1978 Feltex Award for Best Drama. Auckland Star reviewer Barry Shaw trumpeted: "It has made Māori matter. If Pākehā now have a better understanding of the Māori point of view [...] it stems from The Governor.

 
 

Series Notes

This is the series overview page, here you can find which episodes or clips are available on NZ On Screen.

 

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Awards

1978 New Zealand Feltex Awards
Best Drama
Best Script (Episode 4 - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou)