Walter Nash

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Nash, Walter


Born Feb. 12, 1882, in Kidderminster, England; died June 4, 1968, in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand politician and statesman.

Nash moved to New Zealand in 1909. From 1919 to 1937 and from 1950 he was a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party and from 1950 to 1963 the leader of the New Zealand Labour Party. Nash was the party’s chief theoretician. In 1935 he formulated a program to establish a welfare state in New Zealand. A member of parliament from 1929, Nash held several ministerial posts in Labour governments from 1935 to 1949 and was deputy prime minister from 1940 to 1949. He was prime minister of New Zealand from 1957 to 1960. [18–498–2; updated]

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One important correspondent of Beveridge's prior to departure was New Zealand's finance minister and deputy Prime Minister, Walter Nash. The former declared himself "naturally ...
Etwell, of Walter Nash Road, Kidderminster, denied the offence committed in front of a young boy, but was found guilty by a jury.
With such as Michael Toolan, Walter Nash, Keith Green, Alison Tate and Guy Cook they track development of stylistics criticism and in no less than ten examples (including works by Weber, Simpson, Stubbs, Emmott and Sotirova) track the trajectories of several alternative developments.
Carter, of Walter Nash Road East, who is deaf and can communicate only through sign language, gestured aggressively towards Miss Mee, and on one occasion hit her on the back of the head.
Though the editor's introduction presents the book's 'target group' as including 'senior school students of English' and 'upper-intermediate and advanced students of English as a second or foreign language', it is hard to see either group being helped much by the donnish wit of 'It is almost as though the poem began with Mr Pooter and ended with St Paul' (Walter Nash) or by the notion that reading a poem might involve 'a type of mutating vectoral hologram for the sonic experience' (Richard D.
Jargon: its uses and abuses is written in Walter Nash's characteristically entertaining, and informative, style.
Walter Nash, who had been a founding member of the NZIIA a quarter-century earlier, had become prime minister in December 1957.
It comes just months after deaf thief William Carter, aged 32, of Walter Nash Road East, Kidderminster, was jailed for six months and given a 10-year restraining order for stalking Sarah-Jane.
Ardern can have high hopes for getting Justin Trudeau on the ice in late November following this year's APEC and East Asia Summit; the key obstacle may be the same as that which foiled Walter Nash's late November 1958 landing in Antarctica --the runway melting the day before.
Carter, of Walter Nash Road East, Kidderminster, who can communicate only through sign language, gestured aggressively towards Ms Mee, and on one occasion hit her on the back of the head.