Story: Cabinet government

Cabinet size: George Grey's cabinet, 1877 (1st of 4)

George Grey (centre), a former governor who was premier from 1877 to 1879, had a small cabinet of seven ministers. They are (clockwise from top right) John Sheehan (native minister), Robert Stout (attorney-general), John Macandrew (minister of public works), Hoani Nahe (native representative), James Fisher (commissioner of telegraphs), George Whitmore (colonial secretary) and John Ballance (colonial treasurer).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Lithograph by Charles Palmer

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Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - What is cabinet?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/34343/cabinet-size-george-greys-cabinet-1877 (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Chris Eichbaum, published 20 Jun 2012