Dr ALEX FRAME LL.D (VUW) is a barrister and public law teacher, and advises extensively on constitutional questions in the South Pacific, and on Treaty of Waitangi matters in New Zealand. Most recently he has been Professor of Law at the University of Waikato, and Director of Te Matahauariki Research Institute engaged in a study of customary law.
His biography of Sir John Salmond (1862–1924), Salmond: Southern Jurist, was published by Victoria University Press in 1995 and was awarded the E.H. McCormick Prize at the 1996 Montana Book Awards as well as the Law Foundation’s J.F. Northey Prize for best legal publication in the same year. In 2002 Alex completed a study of the way in which our legal system might better reflect Maori customary law: Grey and Iwikau - A Journey into Custom was published by Victoria University Press in that year.
His most recent book from the same publisher, Flying Boats: My Father’s War in the Mediterranean, appeared in October 2007.
Praise for Grey and Iwikau
...a thoughtful and measured contribution to an issue which can easily be turned into a legal, social and political minefield. David Veran SUNDAY STAR TIMES
Praise for Flying Boats
Based on details in his father's log books and his own life experience, the author has compiled a very special record of a time too often described elsewhere in dull and purely factual detail. This is a special book! Maurice McGreal PACIFIC WINGS
The author's primary travel guide is his father's meticulously kept and preserved flying log. He builds on its information with wide reading and interviews with several of his father's surviving friends...an intriguing new view of the Mediterranean theatre...Frame quite neatly makes understandable (and likely) sense of this complex part of the war... Roy Burke WAIKATO TIMES