Author(s): Joseph Romanos
DoP - November 2008, Wellington 360pp A biography of a multi-faceted New Zealander who achieved great things in several spheres. Among his achievements: an Olympic sprint medallist in the 1924 Olympics. A widely-respected surgeon, who became president of the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Medical Association. A decorated war hero, who was present during the D-day landings. The first New Zealand born Governor General of New Zealand. Knighted and later elevated to the peerage, Porritt was an active member of the British House of Lords for nearly 20 years.