Story: National Party

Sidney Holland

Prime Minister Sidney Holland lays a wreath at the Wellington cenotaph during Anzac Day ceremonies in 1950. Holland was a staunch supporter of the British Empire, something he emphasises in this clip from his 1951 election victory speech.

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Colin James, 'National Party - Formation and rise', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Colin James, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2020