Story: Governors and governors-general

Richard Nixon at Government House

Richard Nixon at Government House

Government House in Wellington has hosted the Queen and many other heads of state and leading politicians. In 1953 they included then US Vice-President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat (left), seen presenting Lord and Lady Norrie with a photograph of US President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Ceremonial duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016