Kōrero: Judicial system

Letters patent, 1840

The first courts in New Zealand were established under the authority of Queen Victoria in the letters patent of 1840. This document gave the governor power to appoint judges.

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

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Philip A. Joseph and Thomas Joseph, 'Judicial system - History of the courts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/33959/letters-patent-1840 (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Philip A. Joseph and Thomas Joseph, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 11 Oct 2016