Story: Self-government and independence

House of Representatives

A photographic montage showing the members of New Zealand's House of Representatives in 1860. The building at the top is Government House – the seat of the governor – rather than Parliament House, where the House of Representatives sat. The utilitarian parliamentary building may have been considered too undignified for the composition.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PA-Group-00610)
Reference: 1/1-003163-G
Photograph by John Nichol Crombie

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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How to cite this page:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Responsible government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012