Kōrero: Local and regional government

Instructions on forming local governments, 1840

Instructions on forming local governments, 1840

These frank instructions on forming 'municipal and district governments for the conduct of all local affairs' were sent in December 1840 to New Zealand's first governor, William Hobson, by the head of Britain's Colonial Office, Lord John Russell. 

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University of Waikato
Reference: 0311.17. Copy of a despatch from Lord John Russell to Governor Hobson, 9 December 1840. British Parliamentary Papers: Waikato University Library Digital Collection. http://digital.liby.waikato.ac.nz/bppnz?a=d&c=despatch&d=HASH01a9e0d3df5904a2a0d800ce

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Early forms of local government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/35300/instructions-on-forming-local-governments-1840 (accessed 25 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015