Story: Rowling, Wallace Edward

Big boots to fill

Big boots to fill

Bill Rowling was lampooned for his small stature and mild manner when he succeeded Norman Kirk, a big man. His low-profile approach was sometimes portrayed as weakness and he became the target of cartoons such as this one in 1974.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-705-028
Cartoon by Bob Brockie

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How to cite this page:

John Henderson. 'Rowling, Wallace Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)