Turning the first sod in lowering the railway line

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Mayor Denis Rogers watches Hon. Jack Thomas (JT) Watts turn the first sod to begin the lowering of the railway line through Hamilton city. Hon. JT Watts was the Finance Minister
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Hi John, turns out it is actually former New Zealand Labour MP, Deputy Prime Minister, and very briefly Prime Minister, Hugh Watt. The record will be updated. Susy

- HCL staff

Posted on 12-11-2019 01:27:28

Is this Jack Watts? It doesn't look like the photos at https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22741042 and https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22883377. He may have been a Hamilton MP, but I can't find a photo of Geoffrey Sim.

- John Lawson

Posted on 04-07-2019 09:04:36