Story: Colonial and provincial government

Provincial Council building, Auckland

Provincial Council building, Auckland

This Auckland building initially housed the General Assembly (Parliament) which was established under the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852. When the capital moved to Wellington at the end of 1864 the building was taken over by Auckland’s provincial council.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Colonial and provincial government - The crown colony, 1840 to 1852', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 6 Oct 2023