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Workplace meeting, 1963 (2nd of 3)

Workplace meeting, 1963

Like many other candidates, National’s Peter Malone went into workplaces to talk about the issues during his campaign for the Nelson electorate in 1963. Here, he addresses waterside workers in their hall – seeking their vote was a long shot, as National was the party of farmers and businessmen, while blue-collar workers were more likely to support Labour. Although National won the election, Malone did not win in Nelson.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Photo News Collection
Reference: 517 fr 4
Photograph by Barry Simpson

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Bryce Edwards, 'Elections and campaigns - Election campaigning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Bryce Edwards, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2016