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Joseph Albert Walding t-shirt ; ; c1972 - 1978; 83/106/1

Joseph Albert Walding t-shirt

About this object
Small men's t-shirt, made of white cotton with a monochrome picture of Mr Joseph Albert Walding, member of Parliment for Palmerston North.
Date Made
c1972 - 1978
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials

Inscription and Marks
Around the picture "RE ELECT JOE WALDING" is written in large red lettering. There is a small white label at the back of the neck which reads "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND SM".

630 mm long , Chest: 920 mm

Subject and Association Description
"Joseph Albert Walding ran a Manawatū wide catering business called Smith and Walding. From 1959 to 1968 he was a city councillor, and in 1967 he also became the Labour MP for Palmerston North, and served as MP until 1975.

During the 1972 to 1975 Labour Government he was Minister of Overseas Trade, Minister of the Environment and Minister of Recreation and Sport. When the Labour Government returned to power in 1984 he was appointed High Commissioner to London, where he died in 1985."

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Donated by Mr John Dunmore.

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city councillor
labour government
Labour MP for Palmerston North
Manawatū catering business Smith and Walding
Minister of Overseas Trade
Minister of Recreation and Sport

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