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The New Zealand Constitution Act [1852]: together with correspondence between the Secretary of State for the colonies and the Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand in explanation thereof


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By His Excellency Sir George Grey, a Knight Commander of the most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor-in-Chief, and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Islands of New Zealand, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c., &c.


Whereas, by an Act of Parliament, 15 & 16 Vict., cap. lxxii, intituled " An Act to grant a Representative Constitution to the Colony of New Zealand," power is given to Her Majesty, subject to certain provisions therein contained, to regulate the Sale, Disposal, and Occupation of the Waste Lands in New Zealand: And Her Majesty is further enabled, by Instructions signified through one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to delegate to the Governor of New Zealand any of the powers thereinbefore given to Her Majesty with respect to the said Regulation of the Sale, Letting, Disposal, and Occupation of such Waste Lands as aforesaid:

And whereas such power has been delegated to the Governor by Instructions received through Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies:

Now therefore, I, the Governor of New Zealand, do hereby make and establish the following Regulations for the Sale and Disposal of the Waste Lands of the Crown in New Zealand: