The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs
Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial Secretary's Office in 1840, providing an overview of the development and expansion of government in New Zealand.
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Ministerial control 185690
The Liberal years 18911912
The Hislop era 191228
Depression and the early Heenan years 192940
Heenan in top gear 194049
The Department loses ground in the 1950s
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AJHR Annual Report appointed April Arthur Harper Arts Council Auckland Auckland Star August authorities became Bill Boag Board Building Cabinet Cameron centennial Chatham Islands Chief Christchurch citizenship Civil Defence civil service Clerk Colonial Secretary Colonial Secretary's Office Commission committee CSIC December Department of Internal departmental officials Deputy Dominion election employees ernment established February Film fire services Fraser functions Fund Gisborne government's grant Harper Hislop Hobson Hunn Internal Affairs J.C. Beaglehole J.W. Heenan Jack Hunn January John O'Sullivan July June Keith Sinclair Labour land legislation Lottery Maori March McCormick McLay Meech Memo ment Michael Bassett million Minister of Internal ministerial November NZOTB organisations Parliament Parry partment passports Peter Fraser Peter Tapsell Prime Minister public service Queen reform responsibility retired royal tour secretariat Secretary for Internal September Shortland staff subsidies tion took Turnbull Library Under-Secretary Waitangi Wellington Wildlife Zealand