Story: Self-government and independence

The Dominion of New Zealand: Dominion Day lights (2nd of 2)

The Dominion of New Zealand: Dominion Day lights

In celebration of Dominion Day part of the exterior of Government Buildings in Wellington was festooned with electric lights. Electric lighting was still a relatively new phenomenon and had rarely been used to illuminate buildings. The display was therefore both a celebration of New Zealand's new status and an expression of its modernity.

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W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Political independence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32944/the-dominion-of-new-zealand-dominion-day-lights (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012