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Who was known as King Dick?

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December 11, 2008 10:52PM

Richard John Seddon, Premier of New Zealand from 1893 to 1906, was nicknamed "King Dick". He was an ambitious man who aimed to colonise Pacific Islands near New Zealand, successfully annexing the Cook Islands, but failing to acquire Fiji. Besides being Premier of New Zealand, he held numerous other Cabinet positions including the portfolios of Finance, Education, Immigration, Defence, and Labour.