Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


Sir George Grey is widely recognized as one of the ablest colonial administrators in the Victorian Age. He remains, however, a controversial figure. This is partly due to the numerous confrontations that he had over the years with his various superiors in London. In any phase of his career, wheather in South Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, Grey's abilities cannot be questioned: yet, his lofty, idealistic goals were often hindered by his autocratic methods and egotistical manner. This is especially true in the years 1854-61 when Sir George served as Governor of the Cape Colony and British High Commissioner in South Africa.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1970, James Kozol

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