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Illustrated Guide to Christchurch and Neighbourhood

Christchurch Parliamentary Debating Society

Christchurch Parliamentary Debating Society.

The fashion of forming Debating Societies on the model of Parliaments, ruled by May's practice, which has obtained at Home, has, of course, reached the colonies, and Christchurch, as well as other towns in New Zealand, has its little coterie with its Hon. Speaker, ministers and leaders of the opposition, the ins and the outs, as well as the feeble ones sitting on rails. It numbers about 115 members; has its session each year, and occasionally some good debating power is evinced. It meets in the old Provincial Council Chambers.