Abolition of the Provinces, The

DESCRIPTION: "Does John ever look to the state of his till, With eight little senates to run up the bill? Does John ever think that the work might be done By eight little senates rolled into one?" The local legislatures make the country lean and officials fat
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1896 (Chronicles of the Garden of New Zealand, according to Bailey/Roth-NZ)
KEYWORDS: political nonballad money
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1876 - Campaign to abolish the various independently-governed provinces of New Zealand (source: Bailey/Roth-NZ)
Nov 1, 1876 - Provincial system abolished by Premier Sir Harry Albert Atkinson. This led to a more unified government as well as the forming of true political parties (source: Keith Sinclair, _A History of New Zealand_, 1959, 1969, 1991 (I use the 1991 Penguin paperback edition), p. 163)
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bailey/Roth-NZ, p. 32, "The Abolition of the Provinces" (1 short text)
File: BaRo032

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