Kōrero: Reserve Bank

The way we were in 1984

The way we were in 1984

Between 1938 and 1984 New Zealand's economy was tightly regulated with a view to ensuring full employment. Robert Muldoon, pictured above, was prime minister from 1975 to 1984. During his tenure he attempted to maintain New Zealand's 'cradle to grave' welfare state in a climate of deteriorating economic conditions. His efforts to stimulate the economy were based on wage and price controls, and huge, expensive industrial and energy projects, labelled 'think big'. This graphic, published by the Otago Daily Times some time later, captures the flavour of the economy and New Zealand life during Muldoon's years in power.

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Otago Daily Times

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Singleton, 'Reserve Bank - Reserve Bank, 1936 to 1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33453/the-way-we-were-in-1984 (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā John Singleton, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012