Story: Cairney, John

Dr John Cairney (second from right) and his family, 1949

Dr John Cairney (second from right) and his family, 1949

Around the time of his controversial appointment as director general of health in 1949, John Cairney was photographed with his wife Claris, son John, and younger daughter Anne.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
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How to cite this page:

Derek A. Dow. 'Cairney, John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5c1/cairney-john (accessed 19 March 2019)