Kōrero: Self-government and independence

Charter of 1840

The 1840 New Zealand charter vested the power of the British government in a governor. This ornate document was hand-written and is headed by the royal coat of arms. Representations of Britannia (a symbol of Britain) and Justitia (justice) are situated on either side of the arms. Absent from the document are images of New Zealand.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: IA 9 6

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Crown colony', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/32913/charter-of-1840 (accessed 6 December 2020)

He kōrero nā W. David McIntyre, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012