Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

Birthday parties: David Lange turns 41 (1st of 3)

Birthday parties: David Lange turns 41

Members of David Lange's staff help him celebrate his 41st birthday with a cake in 1983. At the time, Lange had been leader of the Labour Party for just six months. The following year, he was to lead Labour to victory in a snap election, becoming New Zealand's youngest prime minister of the 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/3034/8-F
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Birthday rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013