Duncan Rae

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Duncan McFadyen Rae (2 June 1888 – 3 February 1964) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1946–1949 28th Parnell National
1949–1951 29th Parnell National
1951–1954 30th Parnell National
1954–1957 31st Eden National
1957–1960 32nd Eden National

Rae was born in Mataura. He received his education at Knox College and at Otago University, where he gained an MA and a diploma of education. He was in the NZEF in World War I.[1] He taught at East Cape School in Invercargill for ten years, and was then Vice-Principal (1924–1929) then Principal (1929–1947) at the Auckland Teachers' Training College.[2]

He represented the Auckland electorates of Parnell from 1946 to 1954, and then Eden from 1954 (succeeding Wilfred Fortune) to 1960, when he retired.[3]

He was made Consul-General to Indonesia (1961–1963) then Chargé d'Affaires to Indonesia (1963).[2]

He was appointed C.M.G. in 1963.[3] He died suddenly on 3 February 1964 in Auckland.[2]



  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Wilfred Fortune
Member of Parliament for Eden
Succeeded by
John Rae