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Queen Victoria's death

Crowd outside Parliament Buildings, Wellington for the funeral service of Queen Victoria
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.



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