Like Richard Seddon and William Massey, Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage passed on in office (in March 1940). Like Massey, Savage was covered in a firearm shelter initially worked for the 1885 Russian panic. It was chosen to erect a dedication over his grave at Bastion Point, Auckland. An opposition was held and was won by two Auckland engineers, Tibor Donner and Anthony Bartlett. The configuration had a patio nursery, a reflecting pool and the statue of a laborer. The pool and garden were fabricated, yet the specialist was seen as excessively divisive an image. Rather, stone worker Richard Gross gave an outline to a tall pillar. As an afterthought confronting the pool was a figure typical of adoration and equity, while confronting the ocean was a picture of Savage encompassed by blossoms. Above were the words 'He adored his kindred men', and, beneath, 'There is no popularity to transcend the delegated honor of a people's affection.'