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Seating in the House of Representatives

Seating in the House of Representatives

This photograph shows the debating chamber of the House of Representatives. The MPs are seated by party affiliation in a semi-circular layout on the ground floor, while members of the public and press look on from the gallery upstairs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/0555/36A
Photograph by John Nicholson

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

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - The electoral system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Sep 2016