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Working in the House of Representatives


Senior minister Joseph Ward is prominent in this photograph of the government benches in the early 1900s. The mace, donated by retired Speaker Clifford in 1866, lies on the Table of the House.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Wilson Hogg Papers,
Reference: F32234 1/2
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