Domett, Alfred (Hon), 1811-1887

Journalist, politician, public servant, premier, writer. Nelson settler, politician and friend of Robert Browning. Author of 'Ranulf' and 'Amohia'. Son of naval officer Nathaniel Domett and a lawyer, he published collections of his poetry in 1833 and 1835. He was a student at St John's College Cambridge, 1829-1833, but left without taking his degree. Visited Canada and the USA in 1834. Arrived in Nelson in August 1842. Began writing for the `Nelson Examiner' in 1843 after the Wairau Affray. Married Mary George in 1856. Elected MP for Nelson 1855 and Premier 1862-1863. Retired from Parliament in 1866, continued in his role as Head of Crown Lands Office, and returned to England 1872. Awarded the CMG (Companion of the order of St Michael & St George). See DNZB (1990, Vol 1, 1769-1869)

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Date: [ca 1997-2004] From: Jones, Jenny Robin, 1947- : Research papers and transcripts Description: Contains photocopies of biographical information, newspaper clippings, notes and other materials regarding Alfred Domett. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1860 By: Andrew, Stanley Polkinghorne, 1878-1964; Crombie, John Nicol, 1827-1878 Description: Montage of portraits of the members of the House of Representatives. At the top is a view of Government house and grounds, Auckland. Names of those in the ph...
Date: 1860 By: Andrew, Stanley Polkinghorne, 1878-1964; Crombie, John Nicol, 1827-1878 Description: Montage of portraits of the members of the House of Representatives. At the top is a view of Government house and grounds, Auckland. Names of those in the ph...
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Date: [1843-1989] From: Starke, June, 1923-2006 : Research papers Description: Notebook, photocopies of material relating to Domett and the Domett family, and photograph of house Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Winter, Mark, 1958- :Caricature of Alfred Domett, 1811-1887, drawn April 2003.
Date: 2003 - 1862 - 1863 By: Winter, Mark, 1958- Description: Caricature drawn from a photograpgh of Alfred Domett, who was New Zealand's Premier from August 1862 to October 1863. Exhibited in 'Public Lives - New Zeala...
Date: Mar-Nov 1872 From: Richmond-Atkinson family : Papers Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: Inventory available.