Obituaries

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Colonel Noel Ingle MVO, OBE 1918-2002

Noel Ingle, who died in Auckland on 2 July 2002, was appointed Executive Secretary of the NZIIA's National Office when it was first established on the Victoria University of Wellington campus in late 1968, a step made possible by a generous three-year grant from the Ford Foundation, New York. Noel joined the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force in 1940 and had a distinguished war record. He rose from the ranks to that of lieutenant-colonel, at 27 the youngest man to attain that rank in 2NZEF, and was appointed head of 2NZ Division's Signals Unit. Demobilised at the war's end in 1945, he rejoined the Army as a career officer in 1947 and retired in 1968 as a full colonel. He was appointed an MVO for his part in organising all travel arrangements for the 1953-54 Royal Tour of New Zealand. His military appointments included Director of Army Planning and New Zealand Military Representative at the Headquarters of the South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) in Bangkok. He was also made an OBE (Military Division).

The National Office, when established, had three full-time staff--the Director, the Executive Secretary and a secretary-stenographer. Noel had the office up and running in December 1968, just before I took up my three-year appointment as the first Director. His superb administrative ability and likeable personality made him an admirable choice, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He resigned before the completion of his term, when he moved to Auckland for family reasons, but he had already laid the administrative foundations of the National Office.

The NZIIA's condolences have been conveyed to his widow, Patricia and their family.

Bruce Brown

Richard Noel Kennaway 1935-2002

Richard Kennaway, a senior lecturer in Political Science at the University of Canterbury and writer on New Zealand foreign policy, died at his home in Christchurch on 16 August. He was aged 67.

Richard had a long and close association with the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. He had been a Christchurch branch member since the 1960s and before that was a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and International Institute for Strategic Studies. He was a serving member on the Christchurch NZIIA branch committee at the time of his death. Earlier he served as both branch chairman and Secretary. He was a regular attendee at branch meetings, and could always be relied upon to raise interesting questions. He was also a regular contributor to the New Zealand International Review.

His writing and lecturing demonstrated his sharp intellect. He graduated from King's College Cambridge in 1957 with a first-class honours degree in history. He went on to spend a year as a teaching assistant at Cornell University in the United States, before deciding to interrupt his studies and join the British Commonwealth Relations Office. Between 1960 and 1963 he served as Second Secretary at the British High Commission in Accra, Ghana.

When he arrived in Christchurch in 1965 the Political Science Department at Canterbury University was in its early days. Richard offered the first international relations class in the MA honours course. He also drew on his African experience to provide undergraduate teaching on the politics of developing areas. European politics was a further teaching area, which allowed Richard to draw on the study he had made of European integration at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. During his early years at Canterbury University, Richard played a full part in the lively intellectual environment created by his academic colleagues, who included Austin Mitchell, John Pocock, Jim Flynn and Keith Jackson. …