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Political leaders: visit of President Nyerere to New Zealand (1st of 3)

Political leaders: visit of President Nyerere to New Zealand

President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, was the first African leader to visit New Zealand. He is shown here talking to New Zealand prime minister Norman Kirk (seated) and ex-prime minister Keith Holyoake (standing). He arrived in early 1974, and was described by one New Zealand newspaper as a leader of 'great presence, charm and ability'. Nyerere was a significant figure in world politics and developed an African form of socialism.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6241/B4277

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Megan Cook, 'Africa and New Zealand - Politics, apartheid and sport: 1940s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35908/political-leaders-visit-of-president-nyerere-to-new-zealand (accessed 18 September 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012