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Speaker of the House, 1911 (1st of 2)

Speaker of the House, 1911

Sir Arthur Guinness, the speaker of the House of Representatives in 1911, poses for a formal portrait in his regalia and wig. The office of speaker is the highest elected position in Parliament.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, S. P. Andrew Collection (PAColl-3739)
Reference: 1/1-015176-G
Photograph by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew

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 E. Martin, 'Parliament - How Parliament works', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015