peter fraser

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Peter Fraser


  • 28 Aug 188413 Dec 1950

Prime Minister:

27 Mar 1940–13 Dec 1949

Age on becoming PM:



Wellington Central

Political Party:



Peter Fraser, New Zealand’s wartime PM, led the nation for nine years. Respected rather than loved like Savage, many experts rate him our finest PM.

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Events In History


New Zealand and the United Nations

  • New Zealand and the United Nations

    New Zealand has a tradition of commitment to the concept of collective security. It was a member of the League of Nations between the world wars and was active in the establishment of the United Nations in June 1945.

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  • Page 3 - Participation in the United NationsThe United Nations Charter established six principal organs to achieve its aims. New Zealand has played a part in all of these

Housing the Prime Minister

  • Housing the Prime Minister

    Almost 150 years after the government purchased the first official premier's residence on Tinakori Road, Wellington, the address of Premier House remains the same. But in the intervening years the building has been extended, renamed, abandoned and refurbished.

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  • Page 3 - Unofficial prime ministerial housesFrom 1935 to 1975 our prime ministers lived in a series of 'unofficial'