Kōrero: Political values

Call for self-government

Call for self-government

A free press, one of the features of a democratic society, became part of colonial New Zealand society from its very beginnings. This 1848 story from the Wellington Independent newspaper highlights Wellingtonians’ wish to institute democratic government – as opposed to governance by an unelected group – emphasising settlers’ beliefs that they were entitled to have political rights at least equal to those of British citizens in the ‘mother country’.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Wellington Independent. 23 December 1848, p. 2

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Stephen Levine, 'Political values - Enduring political values', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/36559/call-for-self-government (accessed 20 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Stephen Levine, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012