A Southlander who fought two extremes

Fifty years ago, Southland’s Garfield Todd was embroiled in a revolution that for him never really ended. The Invercargill-raised missionary and his wife Grace, nee Wilson, from Winton, had become social leaders in Southern Rhodesia through medical and educational work, and he served as Prime Minister of the self-governing British colony 1953-58, advocating partnership between the races.

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