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The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.

§ 11.—I. The Queen

[i roto i te reo Māori]

page iv

§ 11.—I. The Queen.

The first is The Queen. She is the great head and guardian of the Law. The Queen's representative in New Zealand is the Governor. There are many lands occupied by the Queen's subjects, distant and widely separated, and She is therefore not able to supervise them all. For this reason She has selected some of the Chiefs of her people, and sent them to some of those lands as Governors, heads of the people, and Chief administrators of the Law in those places, to act for Her in distant parts. It is from Her that they have their authority and their instructions; and they represent Her in those countries. In this way the Governor of New Zealand is appointed.