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Hall, Thomas Donald Horn - Manuscript on Parliamentary procedure.

 Fonds — Box: MSS H179 M
Identifier: halt

Scope and contents

Manuscript on parliamentary procedure: Constitution of New Zealand - Powers of Parliament. Draft of projected manual of procedure.


  • Creation: 1946-1959

Conditions Governing Use

This material is in copyright until 2020. Any enquiries for re-use should be made in the first instance to the J.C.Beaglehole Room, VUW Library.

Biographical summary:

Born: 1885

Qualified: LLB, Victoria College, 1922

Died: 1970

T.D.H.Hall was Clerk of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, 1930-1945, the first Clerk of the House to be legally qualified, having graduated LLB from Victoria College in 1922. During most of his tenure, the Clerk had overall charge of the General Assembly Library, and Hall was for a time President of the NZ Library Association. He wrote a number of books realting to New Zealand Law, and a jubilee publication for the Anglican Church.

He served in the NZ Army from December 1915 to July 1919, and in the Home Guard at Paraparaumu in from 1941 until 1942, when he was invited by the Prime Minister to be Warden of the EPS at Parliament.

Work on the manual began in 1946 at the request of the then Prime Minister, Peter Fraser. The work was dropped by a new government in 1950. T.D.H. wrote a brief outline of the manuscript's history in 1959, at which point he gave it to the Unieversity Librarian for preservation.


8 linear_centimeters (1 File box)

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Held at:

MSS H179 M

Hall, Thomas Donald Horn - Manuscript on Parliamentary procedure.
Edited Full Draft
Sue Hirst
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Repository Details

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