Kōrero: MacDiarmid, Alan Graham

Young Alan on a bicycle

Young Alan on a bicycle

Alan MacDiarmid poses for the camera on his bicycle, probably in Lower Hutt around 1939. As a high school student he worked as a paper-boy to earn pocket money, delivering the Evening Post after school. MacDiarmid later described his childhood as very happy and supportive.

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Private collection, MacDiarmid family

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Paul Callaghan. 'MacDiarmid, Alan Graham', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6m2/macdiarmid-alan-graham (accessed 2 December 2023)