Minister of Lands (New Zealand)

The Minister of Lands in New Zealand was a former cabinet position appointed by the Prime Minister to be in charge of the Department of Lands and Survey.

List of ministers

The following ministers held the office of Minister of Lands.[1]

Key

  Independent   Liberal   Reform   United   Labour   National

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
1 Henry Tancred Henry John Tancred 1882.jpg 19 August 1858 12 July 1861 Stafford
2 William Gisborne William Gisborne, circa 1895.jpg 2 August 1861 6 August 1862 Fox
3 Walter Mantell Walter Mantell.jpeg 6 August 1862 21 August 1862 Domett
4 Alfred Domett Alfred Domett c1870-1887.jpg 22 August 1862 30 October 1863
5 Thomas Gillies Thomas Gillies.jpg 30 October 1863 13 January 1864 Whitaker
(4) Alfred Domett[nb 1] Alfred Domett c1870-1887.jpg 13 January 1864 24 November 1864
Office not in use
6 William Fitzherbert William Fitzherbert.jpg 10 September 1872 11 October 1872 Stafford
7 Maurice O'Rorke George Maurice O’Rorke.jpg 11 October 1872 13 August 1874 Waterhouse
Fox
Vogel
8 Harry Atkinson Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, ca 1885.jpg 7 September 1874 1 September 1876
Pollen
Vogel
9 John Davies Ormond John Davies Ormond.jpg 1 September 1876 13 September 1876 Atkinson
(8) Harry Atkinson Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, ca 1885.jpg 13 September 1876 4 January 1877
10 Donald Reid No image.png 4 January 1877 13 October 1877
11 James Macandrew James Macandrew.jpg 15 October 1877 25 July 1878 Grey
12 Robert Stout Robert Stout, 1885.jpg 25 July 1878 25 June 1879
13 William Gisborne William Gisborne, circa 1895.jpg 25 June 1879 15 July 1879
14 James William Thomson No image.png 15 July 1879 8 October 1879
15 William Rolleston William Rolleston (cropped).jpg 8 October 1879 16 August 1884 Hall
Whitaker
Atkinson
(11) James Macandrew James Macandrew.jpg 16 August 1884 28 August 1884 Stout
16 Richmond Hursthouse Richmond Hursthouse, ca 1876.jpg 28 August 1884 3 September 1884 Atkinson
17 John Ballance John Ballance 1880.jpg 3 September 1884 8 October 1887 Stout
18 George Richardson George Richardson New Zealand politician.jpg 8 October 1887 24 January 1891 Atkinson
19 John McKenzie John McKenzie 1900.jpg 24 January 1891 27 June 1900 Ballance
Seddon
20 Thomas Young Duncan Thomas Young Duncan.jpg 2 July 1900 6 August 1906
Hall-Jones
21 Robert McNab Robert McNab (1908).jpg 6 August 1906 30 November 1908 Ward
22 Joseph Ward Joseph Ward c. 1906.jpg 1 December 1908 28 March 1912
23 Thomas Mackenzie Thomas Mackenzie.jpg 28 March 1912 10 July 1912 Mackenzie
24 William Massey William Ferguson Massey 1919.jpg 10 July 1912 27 February 1918 Massey
25 David Guthrie David Guthrie.jpg 27 February 1918 25 June 1924
26 Alexander McLeod No image.png 25 June 1924 28 November 1928
Bell
Coates
27 Kenneth Williams Kenneth Williams (crop).jpg 28 November 1928 10 December 1928
28 George Forbes George William Forbes.jpg 10 December 1928 28 May 1930 Ward
29 Alfred Ransom Alfred Ransom.jpg 28 May 1930 6 December 1935 Forbes
30 Frank Langstone Frank Langstone.jpg 6 December 1935 21 December 1942 Savage
Fraser
31 Jim Barclay James Gillespie Barclay.jpg 7 July 1943 18 October 1943
32 Jerry Skinner Jerry Skinner.jpg 29 October 1943 26 November 1949
33 Ernest Corbett Ernest Corbett.jpg 13 December 1949 26 September 1957 Holland
34 Geoff Gerard Geoff Gerard.jpg 26 September 1957 12 December 1957
Holyoake
(32) Jerry Skinner Jerry Skinner.jpg 12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
(34) Geoff Gerard Geoff Gerard.jpg 12 December 1960 12 December 1966 Holyoake
35 Duncan MacIntyre Duncan MacIntyre Greg Tate (crop).jpg 12 December 1966 8 December 1972
Marshall
36 Matiu Rata Matiu Rata.jpg 8 December 1972 12 December 1975 Kirk
Rowling
37 Venn Young No image.png 12 December 1975 11 December 1981 Muldoon
38 Jonathan Elworthy No image.png 11 December 1981 26 July 1984
39 Koro Wētere Koro Wetere.jpg 26 July 1984 16 September 1987 Lange
40 Peter Tapsell Peter Tapsell (cropped).jpg 16 September 1987 2 November 1990
Palmer
Moore
41 Rob Storey No image.png 2 November 1990 2 November 1993 Bolger
42 Denis Marshall No image.png 2 November 1993 10 December 1996
43 John Luxton John Luxton (cropped).jpg 10 December 1996 31 August 1998

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ Domett was appointed to the Lands portfolio, but not in Ministerial capacity[2]

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