Kōrero: Parliament

Last meeting of the Legislative Council

This is the final gathering of the Legislative Council on 1 December 1950; it ceased to exist on 1 January 1951.

Listen to Charles Wheeler, long-serving press-gallery reporter, describe the role of the Legislative Council and the events leading to its abolition.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (The end of the Legislative Council/Reference number ID32809)

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-019120-F

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:

John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Structural changes, 1890s to 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/33707/last-meeting-of-the-legislative-council (accessed 26 February 2020)

He kōrero nā John E. Martin, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015