Story: Rowling, Wallace Edward

Campaign meeting

Campaign meeting

Prime Minister Bill Rowling and his wife Glen attend the final Labour Party campaign meeting in the Wellington town hall on 28 November 1975, the night before the election. During the 1975 general election supporters staged a ‘Citizens for Rowling’ campaign, which enlisted high-profile New Zealanders’ support for Rowling’s low-key consultative approach, in contrast to the abrasive manner of National Party leader Robert Muldoon. However, the election was a landslide victory for National.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/5054/22A-F

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How to cite this page:

John Henderson. 'Rowling, Wallace Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)