Databases \ Early New Zealand Statutes


Assent versions of ordinances and statutes passed in the 100 years from 1841 to 1940. Comprises Ordinances 1841-1854, Acts of Parliament 1854-1940, Auckland Provincial Acts 1853-1876, and Reprinted Statutes 1908.

Subsequent amendment or repeal of the laws is not noted on the assent versions.

Every Ordinance or Act is in a PDF file. The text of the statutes can be searched with the 'Search' and 'Advanced Search' functions – optical character recognition of the text is approximately 95% accurate.


This is an open-access collection available to the public.


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