A Life of J. C. Beaglehole: New Zealand Scholar
Emeritus Professor Tim Beaglehole was born in Lower Hutt in 1933, the second son of John and Elsie Beaglehole. After studying at Victoria University College and Cambridge University, he joined the history department at Victoria in 1961, and spent his career there apart from a year at Harvard as a Harkness Fellow, research leave in London and India, and terms as dean of the arts faculty and deputy vice-chancellor. He has published work on modern Indian history, and New Zealand history, and served as chairman of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and deputy chair of the board of the New Zealand National Art Gallery. After retiring from Victoria in 1996, as well as working on this biography, he crewed a number of voyages on the replica of James Cook's Endeavour; ran his final marathon in New York and, with his wife Helen, circumnavigated New Zealand in their yacht Cape Resolution. He has served for a number of years on the Victoria University Council and is currently chancellor of the university.
Back cover photo: J.C. Beaglehole in his study, 1949.
Photography by Greig Royle.
Author photo: Les Maiden, VUW Image Services
Jacket design: Sarah Maxey