Don McKenzie - a biography


The following is largely extracted from the 1992 edition of Who's Who

Professor Donald Francis McKenzie (FBA 1986)

Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism, since 1989
Professorial Fellow, Pembroke College, since 1986
University of Oxford

Born 5 June 1931


Victoria University College, Wellington, New Zealand
(BA 1954; DipJourn 1955; MA 1957)

 Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (PhD 1961)

 MA, DPhil Oxford 1986

 D. Litt. Victoria University of Wellington 1997

Public servant, New Zealand Post Office 1949-56

Various teaching positions

Victoria University College and Victoria University of Wellington, 1956-69

 Professor of English Language and Literature, Victoria University
of Wellington, 1969-87, now Emeritus

 Reader in Textual Criticism, Oxford University, 1986-89

Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1960-66

Sandars Reader in Bibliography, Cambridge, 1975-76

Lyell Reader in Bibliography, Oxford University, 1987-88

Panizzi Lecturer, British Library, 1985

Founder-manager, Wai-te-ata Press, 1961-86

President, Bibliographical Society, 1982-83 (Gold Medal, 1990)

Honorary Member

Bibliographical Society of America, 1986

 Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 1988

Corresponding FBA 1980

Honorary Fellow, Australian Academy of Humanities, 1988

Marc Fitch Gold Medal for Bibliography, 1988.

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