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Government in New Zealand


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Russell, the first Seat of Government Frontispiece
Entitled Russell from Paihia, Wai Keri River, this water-colour painting by an unknown artist came from an album presented to Governor Hobson's widow in 1843.
Captain Cargill Addresses a Meeting facing page 6
This cartoon of an Otago political meeting in the fifties comes from the Hocken Library, Dunedin. The artist was James Brown, a well-known caricaturist of early Otago.
Graph showing Percentage of Votes recorded for Parliamentary Parties 1908–1938 facing page 20
This graph was drawn by W. G. Harding of the Lands and Survey Department, Wellington, from data compiled by R. S. Odell. It must be noted that the elections of 1935 and 1938 show Reform and United as combining to form the National party.
Edward VII and R. J. Seddon facing page 68
A cartoon of Seddon's tour abroad in 1902 by E. F. Hiscocks. The reproduction is taken from the original notebook in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. The cartoon was published under the title 'The Sport of Kings' in King Dick Abroad (1902). page xii
Government House, Auckland, in the early Forties facing page 92
A water-colour painting also reproduced from the Hobson album. The artist is unknown.
Laying the Foundation-stone of the Houses of Assembly, Wellington facing page 108
This wood-engraving is from The Illustrated London News of the period.
The Provincial Council Chamber, Canterbury facing page 124
From a photograph by F. E. McGregor of Christchurch.
Parliament Buildings, Wellington facing page 150
From a photograph by The Evening Post, Wellington.