The New Zealand Parliament consists of only a single chamber – the House of Representatives. In 1897, when this photograph was taken, a second chamber, the Legislative Council, also existed. However, it had little independent influence, as its members were mostly appointees of the government of the day. It was abolished in 1951.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.