Story: Public service

Early civil service: Colonial Office, London (2nd of 2)

Early civil service: Colonial Office, London

Much of the official business of early colonial New Zealand was managed from the Colonial Office, which was housed in this building in central London's Downing Street. Two-way communication between the two countries took up to nine months.

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - Political control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33014/early-civil-service-colonial-office-london (accessed 31 July 2021)

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