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Savage, Michael Joseph (1872–1940), trade unionist and prime minister of New Zealand, was born on 23 March 1872 at Tatong, near Benalla, Victoria, the eighth and youngest child of Richard Savage (1830–1908), a small farmer, and his wife, Johanna, née Hayes (1838–1878). His parents were Irish Catholics who had emigrated to ...

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Michael Joseph Savage (1872–1940) by Howard Coster, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London