Kōrero: Premiers and prime ministers

Keith Holyoake, 1965

Keith Holyoake, 1965

Jet aircraft let prime ministers travel frequently and conveniently. In 1965,‘Kiwi’ Keith Holyoake, who liked to cultivate a man-of-the-people image, posed in an incongruous dressing gown and collar-and-tie ensemble to show that the prime minister packed his own bags when travelling to a Commonwealth prime ministers’ conference. Holyoake revealed that he was carrying antibiotics to protect him from ‘the violent Mao flu’, a suitably Cold-War reference for that year’s outbreak of Asian influenza.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-1969-2026

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Premiers and prime ministers - Towards modern leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33198/keith-holyoake-1965 (accessed 23 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Dec 2016