Story: Premiers and prime ministers

Statues of leaders


In the early 2000s, New Zealand's four official statues of past prime ministers were 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 across Lambton Quay in front of the old Government Buildings (now the Victoria University pf Wellington law school). A statue of Keith Holyoake stood in front of the State Services Commission building in nearby Molesworth Street. 

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

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 21 April 2024)

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