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High commission in Australia: Chancery, 2009 (3rd of 3)

High commission in Australia: Chancery, 2009

The Chancery, or office building, of New Zealand's high commission in Australia stands near Parliament House in Canberra. It was purpose-built in 1972–73 and opened by New Zealand Prime Minister Norman Kirk in November 1973. In the foreground in this 2012 photo stands one of several cows, corrugated-iron sculptures by New Zealand artist Jeff Thomson. These were first displayed at a local festival in Canberra in 1987 where they provided one of the highlights, and were subsequently installed on the Chancery lawns.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Impact of the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016