Story: Muldoon, Robert David

Meeting Spider-Man

Meeting Spider-Man

Rob Muldoon shows his genial side in a meeting with comic character Spider-Man and children on the steps of Parliament in May 1978. Muldoon’s populist appeal was based on his championing of ‘the ordinary bloke’ against elites, and he gained a wide and loyal following.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/1694/11A
Photograph by Alan Stevenson

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