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Joseph Gordon Coates

Farmer, politician, soldier, prime minister.

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(Photos. by A. J. Bland.) — The Prime Minister and Minister of Railways (Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates) speaking at prize distribution (Rly. Publicity photo.) — New Zealand's new Governor-General arrives in Wellington. Their Excellencies Lord and Lady Galway stepping from the gangway of the Rangitate to be received by Sir Michael Myers and the Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates on 12th April, 1935 At Railway Station, Niagara Falls. — Left to Right—F.D. Thomson, C.M.G., Permanent Head, N.Z. Prime Minister's Dept.; J. S. Hunter, Official Secretary, N.Z.R.; Miss Piper, Prime Minister's Office; C. A. Berendsen, Imperial Affairs Officer, Prime Minister's Dept.; Mrs. Coates and The Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates At The Inception Of The Work. — The Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates (then Minister of Public Works) with Col. Greenhough (in charge of the contract) Auckland's New Station. — Snapshots at the Official Opening Ceremony. — (Rly. Publicity photos.) — Top: The men who controlled the building operations at the Station. (Below): Members of the official party. (Inset): Political amity. (From left): The Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates, Mr. A. E. Glover and the Hon. W. A. Veitch exchanging greetings Photograph of the Royal Grain which is carrying the Royal Party over the North Island portion of their tour in N.Z. — After inspection of the Royal Grain at Wellington. — Left Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates, Prime Minister and Minister of Railways; Centre—Mr. G. S. Lynde, Chief Mechanical Engineer; Right—The Hon. F. J. Rolleston, Acting Minister of Railways. — The Royal Tour Includes Visits To:— — Auckland, Bay of Islands, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tokaanu (Camp), National Park, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera… Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates, then Minister of Public Works, turning the first sod at (Te Puna) of portion of the East Coast Railway, Nov. 1924. This section of the line was built by Sir W. G. Armstrong-Whitworth & Coy., Ltd The Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates, Prime Minister and Minister of Railways, and Mrs. Coates at Niagara Falls, Canada The Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates speaking at the opening of the new line


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