Story: Rowling, Wallace Edward

Buller by-election, 1962

Buller by-election, 1962

In the early 1960s Bill Rowling attempted to gain political experience. His efforts paid off in 1962 when the death of senior Labour member Gerry Skinner led to a by-election in the marginal electorate of Buller. Here, Rowling is supported by politicians Walter Nash (left) and Stan Whitehead during the campaign.

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Fraser Books
Reference: John Henderson, Rowling: the man and the myth. Auckland: Australia and New Zealand Book Co. Ltd, 1981, between pp. 64-65.
Photograph by Valerie Studios

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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-2 (accessed 13 July 2020)