Kōrero: Self-government and independence

Backing the governor

Following the 1890 election, the governor, Lord Onslow, made a number of conservative appointments to the Legislative Council (Parliament's upper house), but then refused Liberal Premier John Ballance’s request for counter-appointments. This electoral petition supported the governor's stand. Petitioners feared that ‘special class legislation’ (designed to improve workers’ lives) would be enacted by the Liberals. They hoped that a conservative majority on the council would prevent such measures passing into law. Onslow’s successor, Lord Glasgow, was instructed to follow ministerial advice and grant Ballance’s request.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: IA 9 15 27

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Political independence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/32939/backing-the-governor (accessed 29 November 2021)

He kōrero nā W. David McIntyre, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012