Margaret Clark

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Emeritus Professor School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations


  • CMG
  • BA NZ
  • MA Malaya
  • PhD Columbia.


Margaret Clark is Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. Before joining the staff of Victoria University she taught in Malaysian, Australian and North American universities. In conjunction with the Stout Research Centre and  the Association of former Members of Parliament she has organised a series of conferences and publications on New Zealand political leaders. She maintains an interest in Southeast Asian as well as New Zealand politics. For many years she co-ordinated the Programme's first year and Honours programmes. In 2006 Professor Clark was appointed Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit, redesignated Dame Companion in 2009. In 2010 Victoria University conferred on Margaret Clark the status and title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of her career of valued and distinguished service to the University.

Selection of publications

  • Margaret Clark (ed.), Keith Holyoake: Towards a Political Biography (Dunmore Press, 1997).
  • Margaret Clark (ed.), Peter Fraser: Master Politician (Dunmore Press, 1998.)
  • Margaret Clark (ed.) Three Labour Leaders: Nordmeyer, Kirk and Rowling (Dunmore Press, 2001).
  • Margaret Clark (ed.) Holyoake's Lieutenants (Dunmore Press, 2003).
  • Margaret Clark (ed.) Muldoon Revisited (Dunmore Press, 2004).
  • Margaret Clark (ed.) Lange and the Fourth Labour Government (Dunmore Press, 2006).