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Nash says NZ to get TV


A series of vignettes re Nash's announcement in November 1959 that New Zealand will have TV within the next 12 months.

The first picture shows Prime Minister Nash and Minister of Broadcasting, Raymond Boord with a television set; the second shows a family gathered around a set; the third shows a man watching a programme called Tom Mix; the fourth shows a newspaper seller with a billboard; the fifth involves people watching the screen and the sixth shows party leaders Nash and Holyoake in an election campaign. Refers to the belief that television will show nothing but rubbish.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-133-015
Cartoonist: Lodge, Nevile Sidney
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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