The NZ ParliamentThis page will link to the mini-book 'Constitution to Kingitanga' which is a study of that decade - the calm before the storm.

Papers Past
This is a site with a large selection of newspapers that have been digitised so that readers can get the feel of any period.

THE DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
June 16th 1854

These are the terms from 11 June


The Constitution KEY WORDS/CONCEPTS that might be helpful: They sit alongside the textbook!
CONSTITUTION
BRITISH MODEL
ISOLATED
SLOW COMMUNICATION
TWO HOUSES
BICAMERAL LEGISLATURE
SIX PROVINCES
5 YEAR TERM
MALE 21+ PROPERTY FRANCHISE
PLURAL OK
GOVERNOR VETO
LAW-MAKING
GOVERNOR= NATIVE AFFAIRS
MP JOB NOT POPULAR
MP NO PAY
PROVINCIAL ELECTION MORE INTEREST
RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT
1856 ONWARDS
NO PARTIES
ISSUE DRIVEN
INDEPENDENT
HIGH TURNOVER
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
NOMINATED FOR LIFE
CABINETS CREATED
CONFISCATE REBEL LAND






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