Iconic portrait of Savage, 1935
Bastion Point seen from the fishing pier jutting out into the Waitematā Harbour.
Iconic portrait of Savage, 1935
A marae on Takaparawhau in the 1890s.
Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as the 40th prime minister by the governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy, 26 October 2017
Savage (right, front row) at the Socialist Party's 1911 conference
Bastion Point activist campaign at Nambassa alternatives festival 1981.
The prime minister chairs meetings of Cabinet, where government policy is formulated.
Savage in the 1920s
Grave and memorial near Bastion Point.
Premier House in Wellington is the prime minister's residence.
Savage and his ministers in the first Labour Cabinet, photographed in the Old Parliament Building, c. 1935
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
Henry Sewell, regarded as New Zealand's first premier
Savage demonstrates his common touch, attending a rugby league match between New Zealand and Australia at Auckland, 1937
Richard Seddon styled himself "Prime Minister" in 1901
The state funeral procession for Michael Joseph Savage, April 1940
The 37th and 38th prime ministers of New Zealand, pictured in 2009: John Key meets his predecessor, Helen Clark.
Grave and memorial near Bastion Point.

Michael Joseph Savage (23 March 1872 – 27 March 1940) was a New Zealand politician who served as the 23rd prime minister of New Zealand, heading the First Labour Government from 1935 until his death in 1940.

- Michael Joseph Savage

In 1936 Ōrākei was proposed as a site for state housing by the First Labour Government, and in August a Māori delegation asked Prime Minister Savage that at least the marae on the flat foreshore where he had been ceremonially welcomed after his election should be retained by the tribe.

- Bastion Point

The first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand, Michael Joseph Savage died in office in 1940, and is buried in an Art Deco mausoleum at Takaparawhau / Bastion Point designed by Tibor Donner and Anthony Bartlett with a sculpture by R. O. Gross, built above the disused Fort Britomart.

- Bastion Point

Two prime ministers who died in office were buried in mausoleums: William Massey (died 1925) in the Massey Memorial in Wellington, and Michael Joseph Savage (died 1940) in the Savage Memorial at Bastion Point in Auckland.

- Prime Minister of New Zealand

Savage lies buried at Bastion Point on Auckland's Waitematā Harbour waterfront in the Savage Memorial, a clifftop mausoleum crowned by a tall minaret, and fronted by an extensive memorial garden and reflecting pool.

- Michael Joseph Savage
Iconic portrait of Savage, 1935

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