Bain, Kenneth (Ross)

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BAIN, Kenneth (Ross)

BAIN, Kenneth (Ross). New Zealander, b. 1923. Genres: History, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Human relations/Parenting, International relations/Current affairs, Politics/Government, Public/Social administration, Race relations, Third World, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Chairman, Commonwealth Consultants (BVI) Ltd., British Virgin Islands, 1985-96. Contributor to The Independent (London) newspaper. British colonial administrator, 1946-74: Government of Palestine, 1946-48; Government of Fiji, 1949-52; Secretary to Government of Tonga, 1953-56; Fiji, 1957-74; Commissioner for Pitcairn, 1965-70; Commissioner British South Pacific Office, 1965-70; Deputy High Commissioner for Fiji in London, 1970-74. Director of Finance and Field Personnel Services, Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation, Commonwealth Secretarial, London, 1974-79; Financial Secretary and Deputy Governor, Government of the British Virgin Islands, 1980-85. Publications: Royal Visit to Tonga, 1954; Low Income Housing in the West Indies, 1958; The Friendly Islanders: A Story of Queen Salote and Her People, 1967; (ed.) A Guide to Pitcairn Island, 2nd ed., 1970; Treason at Ten: Fiji at the Crossroads, 1989; The New Friendly Islanders, 1993; St. Helena: The Island, Her People and Their Ship, 1993. Address: South Rigg, 115 Kippington Rd., Sevenaks, Kent TN13 2LW, England.