Queen Victoria's death
Crowd outside Parliament Buildings, Wellington for the funeral service of Queen Victoria 1901, Photographer unknown, courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand (1/2-029512-F)
Queen Victoria's death in 1901 inspired an outpouring of grief here – among Pakeha and Maori alike. Many people gathered at Parliament for her funeral service. Public buildings were draped black, and people created small shrines in their homes as a way of paying their respects.