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Allen Bell

Farmer, soldier, land agent, newspaper editor, politician.

Staff at the Northlander newspaper office ca.1925, with Colonel Allen Bell identified on the right. Photograph taken by Arthur Northwood. The Northlander was a weekly paper established by Bell, possibly to support his (successful) election campaign, and published in Kaitaia from 13 March 1922 to 21 July 1933. An essay on the interesting Colonel Bell, termed 'farmer, soldier, land agent, newspaper editor, politician' appears in Volume 3 of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.(Northwood Colle…


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