Street Stories: Prime Ministers
Fraser Street

Peter Eraser was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1940, following the death of Michael Savage, until 1949. Fraser was a Scots born socialist who served as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand from 1918 until 1950. Imprisoned during World War One for his opposition to conscription, he was later convinced of the ‘Red Threat’ and introduced peacetime conscription to New Zealand, alienating him from many Labour supporters.

Pic: Peter Eraser, the Labour Party's longest serving Prime Minister.