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  1. Positively Parliament Hidden Gems

  2. Helpful reference sources • J.B. Ringer, An Introduction to NZ Government, 1991, chapter 12 • Indexes to AJHRs – 1853 – 1913 and subsequent editions • Trace from JHRs to AJHRs (and to Archives NZ, LE1) • R.P. Hargreaves, Maps in the AJHRs, 2 vols, 1861-90, 189101907, 1968 • R.J. Polaschek, Government Administration in NZ, 1958 Positively Parliament

  3. Changing government structure • In 1860s less than a dozen depts • 1870s – abolition of provinces and centralisation of functions (do not forget previous provincial functions!) • 1890s – Liberal social and economic reforms • 1910s/20s – Reform: reorganisation, intro of business practices • 1930s/40s – Labour Govt: unemployment tax, welfare state, housing • 1980s/90s, fiscal responsibility/accountability Positively Parliament

  4. Changing shoulder numbers Positively Parliament

  5. Tracing individuals in government (1) • First complete list of civil servants, AJHR, 1866, D-3 (also see D-3B, list of officers employed by provincial governments) • Subsequent listings in AJHRs: - 1868, D-13 - 1869, D-21 - 1870, D-42 - 1871, G-10 - 1872, G-10, G-53 - 1873, H-24 - 1874, H-27 - 1875, H-11 - 1881, H-2 - 1907, H-5 Positively Parliament

  6. Tracing individuals in government (2) • For substantial periods the estimates of expenditure (AJHR, B-1) contain lists of staff by name and position with salary • Staff in particular departments are at times listed, e.g. • Teachers in public schools: AJHR, E-1 from 1880s to 1908, E-2 from 1909 • Officers in Lands and Survey Dept: AJHR, 1901-2, C-1A • Those who were paid pensions under the Civil Service Act: AJHR, 1866, D-3; 1873, I-1; 1878, H-16; 1882, B-23; 1888, B-18; 1896, H-26 Positively Parliament

  7. From the dramatic to the bizarre – eruptions, shipwrecks, crime, liquor, death, and more … Positively Parliament

  8. Wreck of Orpheus on bar of Manakau harbour, AJHR, 1863, D-1, 1A, 1B Positively Parliament

  9. Confiscated lands, AJHR, 1864, E-2, 2A, 2B, 2C Positively Parliament

  10. Murder of Rev. Volkner by Kereopa, and his trial and execution,AJHR, 1865, A-5, E-5, 1872, A-1 Positively Parliament

  11. Illicit distilling and smuggling – AJHR, 1867, D-8 Positively Parliament

  12. Escape of Te Kooti from Chatham Islands, AJHR, 1868, A-15, 15A, 15B Positively Parliament

  13. Returns of those drowned in rivers, AJHR, 1870, D-46 and then H series Positively Parliament

  14. AJHR, 1870, D-46 Positively Parliament

  15. Burning of Cospatrick, AJHR, 1875, D-2 Positively Parliament

  16. Kaitangata coal mine explosion, AJHR, 1879, H-16 Positively Parliament

  17. Expedition to Parihaka, AJHR, 1882, A-8, 8A, 8B, H-14 Positively Parliament

  18. Management of Dunedin gaol, AJHR, 1883, H-31 Positively Parliament

  19. Tarawera eruption, AJHR, 1886, H-25 Positively Parliament

  20. Sweating Commission, AJHR, 1890, H-5 Positively Parliament

  21. Regina v. Chemis, AJHR, 1889, H-33 and petition of Annie Chemis, AJHR, 1892, I-1B Positively Parliament