Story: Muldoon, Robert David

New MP

New MP

Clad in white tie and tails, new National Party members of Parliament Robert Muldoon and H. J. (Bert) Walker walk the corridors of power in 1961. As a new MP, Muldoon joined with Duncan MacIntyre and Peter Gordon in criticising senior National ministers, a practice that led to the threesome being described as ‘the Young Turks’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: PAColl-8557-56
Photograph by Morrie Hill

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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, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6m1/muldoon-robert-david/page-3 (accessed 10 December 2019)