In the early 1960s Bill Rowling attempted to gain political experience. His efforts paid off in 1962 when the death of senior Labour member Gerry Skinner led to a by-election in the marginal electorate of Buller. Here, Rowling is supported by politicians Walter Nash (left) and Stan Whitehead during the campaign.
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Reference: John Henderson, Rowling: the man and the myth. Auckland: Australia and New Zealand Book Co. Ltd, 1981, between pp. 64-65.
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