Author(s): Rosemary Jamieson
This is both a personal and political biography of Phil Connolly - described as 'an eminent statesman and Minister of the Crown who devoted his life to the advancement of the people of New Zealand'.
When Rosemary Jamieson was born, her father Phil Connolly was already a Member of Parliament. By the time she was 12 he was appointed a Cabinet minister and the family moved to Wellington. This personal and political biography provides a detailed history of the times, from the unusual perspective of one who had a parent in Parliament. Mother of four and grandmother, Rosemary has a degree in foreign languages and linguistics. She teaches Latin and Classics at two Wellington schools and works part-time on the checkout at a supermarket. Rosemary Jamieson has written for Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago Southland Biography, and recently won a prize in the Dunedin Family History Group's essay competition, which was published in Southern Tales: The Lives of Otago and Southland People 1840-2008. She is currently writing another family biography.