Massey University Professor Emeritus Bill Oliver, considered one of New Zealand’s most influential historians as well as a poet, has died in Wellington, aged 90.
His funeral is today, Friday 18th September…. 11:30am, Old Saint Pauls, Mulgrave Street, Wellington
He retired from Massey in 1983 and was appointed general editor of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, a role he held until 1990. Since 2007 the Massey University history programme has held a WH Oliver lecture in recognition of Professor Oliver’s contribution to the discipline. In 2013 the university established the WH Oliver Humanities Research Academy to promote and support Humanities research.