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Ties of empire: the pen of peace (2nd of 2)

Ties of empire: the pen of peace

New Zealand Prime Minister Wiliam Massey signed the Treaty of Versailles (the peace settlement at the end of the First World War) on behalf of New Zealand. The pen Massey used on that occasion is preserved in this elaborate stand in Parliament Buildings.

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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