Bill Rowling was lampooned for his small stature and mild manner when he succeeded Norman Kirk, a big man. His low-profile approach was sometimes portrayed as weakness and he became the target of cartoons such as this one in 1974.
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John Henderson. 'Rowling, Wallace Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6r1/rowling-wallace-edward/page-6 (accessed 8 July 2020)