Story: Laking, George Robert

George Laking and Hubert Humphrey

George Laking and Hubert Humphrey

New Zealand’s ambassador to the United States, George Laking (right), hands a leg of prime New Zealand lamb to US Vice-President Hubert Humphrey in 1966. It was evident that the United Kingdom would soon join the European Economic Community, and New Zealand was seeking new markets for major exports such as frozen lamb.

How to cite this page:

Ian McGibbon. 'Laking, George Robert', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6l5/laking-george-robert (accessed 22 February 2020)