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Prime Minister Sidney Holland and Opposition Leader Walter Nash at opening of Rimutaka tunnel - Photograph taken by Graeme Ayson, Nov 1955

Reference Number: PAColl-8163-53

Photograph of Prime Minister Sidney Holland and Leader of the Opposition, Walter Nash, standing together in the rain at the official opening of the Rimutaka tunnel at Speedy's Crossing, near Featherston. Photograph taken in November 1955 by Graeme Ayson.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits, related to Graeme Ayson, Sir Sidney George Holland, Sir Walter Nash, Prime ministers - New Zealand and Politicians - New Zealand.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 22 x 16.6 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920. Holland, Sidney George(PFP-030807)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: NO. 7 see letter for captions; Verso - centre: Photographer's stamp: Graeme Ayson / Photographer / Trus Lands Trust Building / Queen St., / Masterton. / Phone 6760; Verso - centre: Publication date stamp: Published 16 Nov 1955 Page 3; Verso - centre: D/E x 3 / Today 9/11/55; Verso - bottom centre: 7/11/55; Verso - bottom left: Attached caption from original publication: RAIN COULD NOT DAMPEN THE MOOD of the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. S. G. Holland, and the Leader of the Opposition, Rt. Hon. W. Nash, when it fell just before the opening of the Rimutaka tunnel at an official ceremony at Speedy's Crossing, near Featherston. They turned up their collars and continued to smile.

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