Story: Colonial and provincial government

Otago Provincial Council, 1871

Provincial councils varied in size – smaller ones had fewer than half a dozen councillors. Otago’s was one of the largest, with over 35 councillors in 1871, befitting its status as the most populous and prosperous province at that time.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Colonial and provincial government - Julius Vogel and the abolition of provincial government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012