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Image-making: Embroidery of 'Mickey' Savage (2nd of 4)

Image-making: Embroidery of 'Mickey' Savage

Some New Zealanders revered ‘Mickey’ Savage even before his death. In 1939 in a private act of devotion, H. M. Watkins from Picton embroidered this version of the official photograph, adding a patriotic fern for good measure.

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Gavin McLean, 'Premiers and prime ministers - Party leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

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