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Gordon Coates returns from Ottawa

Gordon Coates returns from Ottawa

Gordon Coates (in the light-coloured coat), minister of public works and transport, is welcomed by members of the cabinet on his return from the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, Canada, in 1932. At the conference Coates had argued strongly, but unsuccessfully, for free trade within the Empire, or at least improved imperial preference. Other noted members of the coalition cabinet in the picture are Āpirana Ngata (second from left) and Prime Minister George Forbes (third from right).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Tony Simpson, 'Customs and tariffs - Encouraging local industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22575/gordon-coates-returns-from-ottawa (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Tony Simpson, published 11 Mar 2010