Story: Empire and Commonwealth

Government building

Government building

A crowd gathers at the corner of Lambton Quay and Molesworth Street in Wellington in 1857 to see the foundation stone laid for the provincial council's houses of assembly. In 1865, when New Zealand's capital moved to Wellington from Auckland, Parliament met in the same building as the provincial council.

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W. David McIntyre, 'Empire and Commonwealth - Government within the empire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012