Story: Capital city

Book covers featuring the Beehive

Book covers featuring the Beehive

The covers of these four books highlight the use of images of the capital’s distinctive Beehive (the executive wing of Parliament) to illustrate material on New Zealand and its politics. As the cover at top left shows, this was true even before construction of the building had been completed.

Courtesy of Allen and Unwin, Pearson New Zealand and Oxford University Press.

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Stephen Levine, 'Capital city - New Zealand’s capital', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34157/book-covers-featuring-the-beehive (accessed 16 February 2019)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 25 Aug 2016