Story: Self-government and independence

First Wellington Parliament

First Wellington Parliament

This press report captures the (rather sodden) moments before the opening of the first Parliament in Wellington, on 27 July 1865.

Using this item

National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Wellington Independent, 27 July 1865, p. 3

Permission of the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Controlling Māori affairs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012