Story: Lange, David Russell

David Lange and schoolchildren, 1985

David Lange and schoolchildren, 1985

In this and other photo opportunities, Lange projected a friendly and approachable image and was commonly thought of as compassionate. Here, he is about to donate money for famine relief. However, he became increasingly associated with the negative social changes that accompanied the radical economic reforms of ‘Rogernomics’.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1985/1390/16-F
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Barry Gustafson. 'Lange, David Russell', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2021)