In 1975, Shirley Smith’s husband was accused of passing sensitive material to the Soviet Union. Charged with obtaining information that would be helpful to an enemy, he was acquitted but died a few months later. Shirley defended his reputation through her long widowhood. Here Sutch (left) and Smith arrive at the depositions with Sutch’s lawyer Mike Bungay.
Kōrero: Smith, Shirley Hilda Stanley
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Sarah Gaitanos. 'Smith, Shirley Hilda Stanley', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6s6/smith-shirley-hilda-stanley (accessed 21 November 2019)