Story: Self-government and independence

Sir Thomas Gore Browne

Sir Thomas Gore Browne

Sir Thomas Gore Browne was appointed governor of New Zealand in 1855. His initial task was to implement the 1852 constitution and introduce responsible government. He agreed to accept advice from government ministers on internal matters, but he himself would maintain control of military, foreign and Māori affairs, as the British government required.

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W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Responsible government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012