A tribute to Michael King (1945 - 2004)
 
 
  Michael King
  1945 - 2004
About Michael | Photo Gallery | Tributes | Brief Tributes | Legacy | Edit Site  
Remembering Home | Memorial Search | Contact Remembering  

Thank you for visiting Michael's memorial.
This family memorial and tribute book has been established so
that family and friends can record condolences and anecdotes

Messages can be recorded as brief tributes or as longer condolences.
Just scroll down or click on the brief tribute link to the right
to record your thoughts.

A man of words

This memorial site was created in memory of, Michael King, who was born on December 15, 1945 and died in a blazing car accident on March 30, 2004, along with his second wife Maria Jungowska.

Though not a close associate of Michael, I have enjoyed the hospitality of his house.

His personal library told its own story of a man thirsty for knowledge; and his own titles reflect a man of courageous thought, sharp intellect and inexhaustible capacity for hard work.

The wealth he left will enrich his readers' minds forever.

The following Biography appeared in the New Zealand Herald:

Biography

Born: December 15, 1945, in Wellington

Educated: Sacred Heart College, Akld, St Patrick's College, Silverstream. BA Victoria University 1967, MA Waikato 1968, PhD Waikato 1978, DLit Vic 1997

Occupation: Historian, author, book reviewer, social commentator.

Awards: Feltex Television Writers' Award, Winston Churchill Fellowship 1980, Fulbright Visiting Writers' Fellowship 1988, OBE 1988, NZ Literary Fund 1987 and 1989, Wattie Book of the Year 1984, 1990, NZ Book Award (non-fiction) 1978, Burns Fellow Otago University 1998-99, Prime Minister's Literary Award 2003.

Marital status: Divorced in 1977, married Maria Jungowska in 1988

Children: Jonathan 1967, Rachael 1970

Health: Diabetes, post-polio syndrome, throat cancer in remission. His wife, Maria, had multiple sclerosis.

 

Click here to record your condolences or
place a tribute to Michael

Message from Dale Skelton -
on:09/01/2007

In memory of Michael

I feel very privileged to have been able to take part in one of your literary tours.  Thanks so much for the memories and for sharing your knowledge.  You will be missed.




Click here to view all tributes
 

This memorial is managed by
Remembering
Estb: 19/02/2006

To send an email to
the manager of this memorial
Click here

This page has been visited

times since 19/02/2006

Brief Tributes to
Michael

Tribute placed by
kura day
on 16/05/2006:

haere haere haere haere ki nga ringaringa o Te Atua

Tribute placed by
Joanne Foster
on 03/05/2006:

A sad loss to the literary community

Click here to place your brief tribute to Michael