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Governor General Sir Arthur Porritt laughing with a group of painters at Government House - Photograph taken by Morris James Hill, [ca 4 December 1967]

Reference Number: EP-NZ Obits-Porritt, Sir Arthur-01

Newly appointed Governor General Sir Arthur Porritt laughing with a group of unidentified men who had been painting Government House. Shows the Governor General in his ceremonial uniform, amongst nine painters wearing overalls. Photograph taken by Morris James Hill, ca 4 December 1967, for N Z Newspapers Ltd. Original caption reads: "The new Governor General (Sir Arthur Porritt) gave a hint of the informality that many think will be typical of his term of office when he strolled across to meet these painters at Government House on Friday. The painters, who were putting finishing touches to Government House, stopped to watch official pictures being taken. Sir Arthur noticed them and went across the lawn for a word with them." (Evening Post, 4 December 1967).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits and Silver gelatin photoprints, related to Morris James Hill, Government House (Wellington), Newtown, Blue collar workers, Painters, Industrial, Laughter, Men - Employment - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Men's clothing.

Part of:
New Zealand obituaries - Porritt, Sir Arthur, Reference Number EP-NZ Obits-Porritt, Sir Arthur (1 digitised items)
New Zealand obituaries, Reference Number EP-NZ Obits (59 digitised items)
Evening Post illustrations file, Reference Number PAColl-7327-1 (342 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 17.8 x 21.5 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

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