In 2001 Alan MacDiarmid returned to his old home town, Masterton, as part of a 10-day New Zealand tour. He talked about his birthplace with the current owners of his family’s old house, 2 Wright Street, pictured here. In an address given on the same day in Masterton, MacDiarmid talked about the importance of education and lifelong learning.
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Reference: 5 July 2001, p. 1
Photograph by Sandy Parkinson
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