In Command: Minesweeper Captain and Labour Parliamentarian, Phil Connolly

Author(s): Rosemary Jamieson

World Military History

This is both a personal and political biography of Phil Connolly - described as 'an eminent statesman and Minister of the Crown who devoted his life to the advancement of the people of New Zealand'.


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When Rosemary Jamieson was born, her father Phil Connolly was already a Member of Parliament. By the time she was 12 he was appointed a Cabinet minister and the family moved to Wellington. This personal and political biography provides a detailed history of the times, from the unusual perspective of one who had a parent in Parliament. Mother of four and grandmother, Rosemary has a degree in foreign languages and linguistics. She teaches Latin and Classics at two Wellington schools and works part-time on the checkout at a supermarket. Rosemary Jamieson has written for Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago Southland Biography, and recently won a prize in the Dunedin Family History Group's essay competition, which was published in Southern Tales: The Lives of Otago and Southland People 1840-2008. She is currently writing another family biography.

General Fields

  • : 9781877448812
  • : Steele Roberts & Associates Ltd
  • : Steele Roberts & Associates
  • : November 2009
  • : 230mm X 165mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rosemary Jamieson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 328.93092
  • : Near Fine
  • : 324
  • : BxW photographs