Kōrero: Commissions of inquiry

Nelson commission

Nelson commission

In 1855 the Nelson Provincial Council considered a bill that would enable the superintendent of the province to appoint a commission of inquiry – thought to be New Zealand's first. The commission was 'to inquire into and consider what System of Education should be adopted for the Province'. Ultimately it recommended a secular system of primary education.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 13 January, 1855, p. 3

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Alan Simpson, 'Commissions of inquiry - Commissions over time', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/33421/nelson-commission (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Alan Simpson, published 20 Jun 2012