Story: MacDiarmid, Alan Graham

Young Alan on a bicycle

Young Alan on a bicycle

Alan MacDiarmid poses for the camera on his bicycle, probably in Lower Hutt around 1939. As a high school student he worked as a paper-boy to earn pocket money, delivering the Evening Post after school. MacDiarmid later described his childhood as very happy and supportive.

Using this item

Private collection, MacDiarmid family

How to cite this page:

Paul Callaghan. 'MacDiarmid, Alan Graham', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)