Story: Colonial and provincial government

Dunedin City Council, 1865

Dunedin City Council was established in 1865. The councillors are shown tucked up asleep, while the two principal officials, the city engineer and the town clerk, consult. The cartoon caption suggests that they do not expect the councillors to be quiet and unobtrusive for much longer.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Colonial and provincial government - War, debt and the provinces, 1863 to 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

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