Story: Self-government and independence

Queen opens Parliament

During the Queen Elizabeth's visit to New Zealand in 1953/54 she presided over the opening of Parliament – the first time a monarch had done so. In this clip of the opening she stresses the progress the country had made in 100 years since it gained self-government.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 19. National Film Unit, 1954

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How to cite this page:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Towards a republic?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012