Gee was brought up in Henderson, a suburb of Auckland, a location that frequently features in his writing. He completed BA and MA degrees at the University of Auckland, which subsequently recognised him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998, and an honorary Doctor of Literature in 2004. He is married and has three children, one of whom, Emily Gee, is also a writer.
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A Girl in Blue. Mate 2 (1958): 10-19.
While the Flag was Up. Arena 50 (1958–59): 13-17, 28.
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Facade. Mate. 4 (1960): 26-33.
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