Story: Southland region

Joseph Ward and government members, 1916

Joseph Ward and government members, 1916

During the First World War, Prime Minister William Massey formed a National government with the Liberal Party, led by former prime minister, and long-time Southland member of Parliament, Joseph Ward (centre, with cigar). Robert McNab (far left) and Josiah Hanan (third from left, foreground) were also Southlanders, although in 1916 McNab represented a North Island electorate.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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David Grant, 'Southland region - Government, education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015