Story: Burns, Violet Alberta Jessie

Berta Burns's 1949 campaign

Berta Burns's 1949 election campaign

An election pamphlet for Berta Burns's 1949 campaign. In 1949 Berta Burns stood for the National Party against Labour prime minister Peter Fraser in the Wellington electorate of Brooklyn, styling herself the 'housewives' champion'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-New Zealand-NATIONAL-PARTY-1949-02

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How to cite this page:

Jocelyn Chalmers. 'Burns, Violet Alberta Jessie', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4b51/burns-violet-alberta-jessie (accessed 7 July 2020)