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Ambassador to Italy with the Pope, 1970

Ambassador to Italy with the Pope, 1970

New Zealand's first ambassador to Italy, Alister McIntosh, took up his duties in Rome in 1966. This 1970 photo shows him presenting Pope Paul VI (left) with a copy of Tony Murray-Oliver’s book, Captain Cook's artists in the Pacific, on behalf of the New Zealand government.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAEG W2972 1/11
Photograph by Mr Felici, Pontificia Fotografia

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Diplomacy, 1945–1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016