Kōrero: Constitution

Grand reform banquet poster, 1849

Grand reform banquet poster, 1849

In the 1840s members of the New Zealand settler community voiced their demands for democratic representation and self-government. This poster advertises a 'grand reform banquet' held in Wellington in March 1849. Some of the leading lights of Wellington listed here became politicians, such as Samuel Revans, William Barnard Rhodes and Isaac Featherston.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-POLITICS-1849-1

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Matthew Palmer, 'Constitution - Representative democracy and Parliament', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/35915/grand-reform-banquet-poster-1849 (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Matthew Palmer, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012