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National Party parliamentarians, 1937

National Party members of Parliament pose outside the General Assembly Library in 1937. Prominent MPs in the front row include Apirana Ngata (third from left), George Forbes (fourth from left), party leader Adam Hamilton (fifth from left) and the party’s third leader Keith Holyoake (second from right). Its second leader, Sidney Holland, is in the middle row, third from left. Gordon Coates, like Forbes a former prime minister, is at top right.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, S. P. Andrew Collection (PAColl-3739)
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Colin James, 'National Party - Formation and rise', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

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