Story: Political parties

NewLabour, 1990

This 1990 NewLabour Party advertisement featured a painting, ‘The gift’, by Sally Griffin. The text, by Peter Lee, explained the symbolism of the painting which included images of several notable politicians, including (on the right-hand side) Roger Douglas, Helen Clark and David Lange, and (to the left) early Labour leader Harry Holland. It aimed to highlight the difference between the ideals of the Labour Party of the past and that of the party in the 1980s.

Courtesy of Sally Griffin

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-POLITICS-1990-01
Artwork by Sally Griffin

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Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, 'Political parties - Small parties of the 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 21 Jul 2015