Story: Muldoon, Robert David

Public meeting

Muldoon's road show, 1975

Leader of the Opposition Rob Muldoon addresses a crowd at the Lower Hutt town hall in April 1975. After the death of Norman Kirk in 1974, Muldoon stepped up his campaign against the Labour government by speaking at well-attended meetings around the country. At these, he alleged that Labour had mismanaged the economy, and promised to establish a generous national superannuation scheme. National won the 1975 election with a large majority. Muldoon is seen here using charts to raise concern about New Zealand's level of international debt.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/1599/6a

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How to cite this page:

Barry Gustafson. 'Muldoon, Robert David', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)