Story: Public service

Provincial government, 1853–76

New Zealand's 23-year experiment with provincial government evolved and altered over that time. Click on the buttons in the upper left corner of this map to see how the number, names and boundaries of the provinces changed.

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How to cite this page:

Richard Shaw, 'Public service - What is the public service?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/33010/provincial-government-1853-76 (accessed 21 April 2021)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Mar 2021