Found a NZ doctor lurking in the family tree? There are a couple of very useful research sources that you should know about.
The Central Auckland Research Centre in Auckland Central Library holds a biographical dictionary by Rex Earl Wright-St Clair: Medical practitioners in New Zealand, from 1840 to 1930. As the quote from the work's preface states: "In this work are listed alphabetically all medical practitioners known to have been in New Zealand between 1 January 1840 and 31 December 1930, whether registered here or not, providing at least one forename is known".
|Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries|
Which leads us to the second source: the New Zealand Medical Association runs a helpful website offering the NZ Medical Journal online.
It includes an index of obituaries appearing in the NZ Medical Journal 1887-2013 and archived issues of the journal itself from 1999. For an obituary earlier than 1999, the website gives contact details for the NZ Medical Association and states that one-off requests are supplied without charge.