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Massey, William Ferguson (1856-1925), prime minister of New Zealand

W. J. Gardner

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Massey, William Ferguson (1856-1925), prime minister of New Zealand, was born at Limavady, co. Londonderry, on 26 March 1856, the eldest child of John Massey, a small farmer, and his wife, Mary Anne Ferguson. The family background was Ulster-Scots. In 1869 John Massey emigrated to New Zealand and settled in ...

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