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)
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