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Cabinet size: Labour cabinet, 1972 (3rd of 4)

Cabinet size: Labour cabinet, 1972

Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk (front row, left) had another 19 ministers in his 1972 cabinet, including the first Māori woman cabinet minister, Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan. They are shown here with Governor-General Denis Blundell (seated, centre) at Government House in Wellington. Cabinets of this size would be the norm into the early 2000s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - What is cabinet?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34345/cabinet-size-labour-cabinet-1972 (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Chris Eichbaum, published 20 Jun 2012