The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
The Right Hon. Sir George Grey
The Right Hon. Sir George Grey, K.C.B., P.C., whose career is referred to at length under the heading “Former Governors,” was Premier of the Colony from the 15th of October, 1877 till the 8th of October, 1879. On the defeat of the Atkinson Government Sir George was entrusted with the duty of forming a Cabinet in which he was successful. During his Premiership the right honourable gentleman held for longer or shorter periods the portfolios of Colonial Secretary, Commissioner of Customs, Commissioner of Stamps and Colonial Treasurer. His Government was defeated, and resigned on the 8th of October, 1879, and was succeeded by the Hall Administration.