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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 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 passed in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, c. 72, intituled " An Act to grant a Representative Constitution to the Colony of New Zealand," it is enacted that the said Act shall be proclaimed in New Zealand by the Governor thereof within six weeks after a copy of such Act shall have been received by such Governor: and, save as therein expressly provided, shall take effect in New Zealand from the day of such proclamation thereof:

Now therefore, I, the Governor-in-Chief, do Proclaim and Declare, That I have received a copy of the said in part recited Act; and I do further Proclaim and Declare, that this Proclamation, and the said in part recited Act, shall take effect, and come into operation, within New Zealand, upon and from the date hereof.

Given under my hand, and issued under the Public Seal of the Islands of New Zealand, at Government House, at Wellington, in the Province of New Munster, in the Islands aforesaid, this seventeenth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

                     G. Grey,


      By His Excellency's command,

               Alfred Domett,
Civil Secretary.

God Save the Queen!