walter nash

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Walter Nash


  • 12 Feb 18824 Jun 1968

Prime Minister:

12 Dec 1957–12 Dec 1960

Age on becoming PM:




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At almost 76, Walter Nash was New Zealand’s oldest incoming PM and the last foreign-born one. He had two wives, Lotty, and Parliament. He was still an MP when he died aged 86.

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Events In History


The 1960s

  • The 1960s

    Five decades ago most Kiwis enjoyed a standard of living that was the envy of other nations. During the 1960s the arrival of TV and jet airliners shrank our world, and New Zealanders began to express themselves on a range of international issues, including opposition to the Vietnam War.

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