During the Queen Elizabeth's visit to New Zealand in 1953/54 she presided over the opening of Parliament – the first time a monarch had done so. In this clip of the opening she stresses the progress the country had made in 100 years since it gained self-government in 1852.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 19. National Film Unit, 1954
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