Kōrero: Governors and governors-general

Letters patent, 1983

Letters patent, 1983

In 1983 the government revoked the outdated letters patent from 1917 and the accompanying royal instructions that set out the governor-general's powers and duties. In doing so, it 'patriated' the office, making it a New Zealand, not imperial, one – symbolised by the document being signed by a New Zealand prime minister for the first time.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAFD 7867 W5145 1

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Constitutional duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/33647/letters-patent-1983 (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016