Story: Premiers and prime ministers

Statues of leaders


In the early 2000s, New Zealand's four official statues of past prime ministers are sited within a short distance of each other in central Wellington. Statues of John Ballance and Richard Seddon were located in Parliament grounds and that of Peter Fraser in front of the old Government Buildings (now the Victoria University law school), while a statue of Keith Holyoake stands in front of the former State Services Commission building in Molesworth Street. 

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Gavin McLean, 'Premiers and prime ministers - Support services and statues', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/33212/statues-of-leaders (accessed 23 January 2020)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Dec 2016