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The second Labour government: pain at the pump (2 o 2)

The second Labour government: pain at the pump

In 1958 Labour Minister of Finance Arnold Nordmeyer released a Budget that raised the price of petrol, beer and cigarettes. This was widely unpopular and became known as the 'Black Budget'. This cartoon shows Nordmeyer as a garage attendant supplying 'Nordiegas' to an enraged farmer. Prime Minister Walter Nash leans against the petrol pump eating acid drops, a sharp-tasting sweet.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-549-q-11-073
Cartoon by Gordon Edward George Minhinnick

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - Second and third Labour governments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/34036/the-second-labour-government-pain-at-the-pump (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Peter Aimer, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jan 2023