Oswald Chettle Mazengarb CBE QC (31 May 1890 – 27 November 1963), known as Ossie Mazengarb, was a New Zealand barrister. His other well-known public appointment was in 1954, by the National government of the time, to chair the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents, otherwise better known as the Mazengarb Report.
Mazengarb wrote a few legal textbooks. Aside from his legal and judicial careers, he was also a politician, standing for the United/Reform Coalition in the 1935 election in the Wellington East electorate, and for National in the 1938 election in the Wellington Suburbs electorate. He was appointed in 1950 as one of the so-called suicide squad in the Legislative Council to vote for its abolition.
Publications (partial list)
- The law relating to negligence on the highway (first edition, Wellington: Butterworth, 1942; second edition, Sydney: Butterworth, 1952)
- Advocacy in our time (London and Wellington: Sweet and Maxwell, 1964)
- Mazengarb's negligence on the highway: law and practice in Australia, third edition (Sydney: Butterworths, 1957)
- Mazengarb's law and practice relating to actions for negligence on the highway, fourth edition (Sydney: Butterworths, 1962)
- Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents (Wellington: Government Printer, 1954) [chairperson] (Project Gutenberg edition also available)
- Barton, G. P. "Mazengarb, Oswald Chettle". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
- "Election Results". The Evening Post. CXX (136). 5 December 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "The General Election, 1938". National Library. 1939. p. 5. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- "No. 39866". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 May 1953. pp. 3003–3006.
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