Joseph Ward GCMG MP

Joseph George Ward GCMG MP (1856 - 1930)

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Sir Joseph George Ward GCMG MP aka 1st Baronet
Born in North Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Bluff, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wellington, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2014
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Categories: Melbourne, Victoria | Independent New Zealand Politicians | New Zealand Liberal Party | Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George | NZ Prime Ministers | Leader of the Opposition (New Zealand) | United Party (New Zealand) | Wellington, New Zealand.

Preceded by
New Title
Joseph Ward
1st Baronet Ward of
Jun 20 1911 - Jul 8 1930
Succeeded by
2nd Baronet
Cyril Ward
Preceded by
16th Prime Minister
William Hall-Jones

Preceeded by
21st Prime Minister
Gordon Coates
Joseph Ward
17th Prime Minister of
New Zealand
Government Coat Of Arms
Aug 6 1906 - Mar 28 1912
Dec 10 1928 - May 28 1930
Succeeded by
18th Prime Minister
Thomas Mackenzie

Succeeded by
22nd Prime Minister
Gordon Forbes
Preceded by
5th Leader
William Russell

Preceeded by
10th Leader
Harry Holland
Joseph Ward
6th Leader of the Opposition of
New Zealand

Government Coat Of Arms

Sep 11 1913 - Nov 27 1919
Dec 4 1928 - Dec 10 1928
Succeeded by
7th Leader
William MacDonald

Succeeded by
11th Leader
Gordon Forbes


Was the 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand on two occasions in the early 20th century.[1]


  1. [ Wikipedia: Joseph Ward
  • Marriage - Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand Marriage cert 1883/3261 and 1883/3303
  • Death - Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand Death cert 1930/5408 aged 74Y
  • The Peerage: Joseph Ward

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Birth Certificate Joseph Ward
Birth Certificate Joseph Ward

Marriage Certificate Joseph Ward Theresa de Smidt
Marriage Certificate Joseph Ward Theresa de Smidt


On 29 Nov 2014 at 21:04 GMT Kirsty (Livingstone) Ward wrote:

Ward-10758 and Ward-10380 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be same name, same dates, same son.

Joseph is 32 degrees from SJ Baty, 34 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 21 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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