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16 June - New Zealand is part of Australia.

Unread postby Max ADU » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:33 pm

Today in Australian History
Tuesday, June 16, 1840


New Zealand becomes a dependency of New South Wales.
James Cook was first Englishman to explore New Zealand.

Cook charted and circumnavigated the North and South Islands late in 1769. In November,Cook claimed New Zealand for Great Britain, raising the British flag at Mercury Bay, on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

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This signalled the start of British occupation of the islands which had previously been occupied by the Maori.

New Zealand becomes part of Australia
On 15 June 1839, orders were issued in London extending the boundaries of New South Wales to include “any territory which is or may be acquired in sovereignty by Her Majesty. This included any group of Islands in the Pacific Ocean, including “New Zealand”.

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Later in 1839, the British government appointed William Hobson who was stationed in Sydney, to the consul to New Zealand making the first Governor of New Zealand and a co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi.

New Zealand officially became a dependency of New South Wales when the Legislative Council passed an Act extending to New Zealand the laws of New South Wales, on 16 June 1840.

The Council also established customs duties and courts of justice for New Zealand.
New Zealand on its own
This arrangement, intended as a temporary measure, lasted just a few months. In November 1840, New Zealand became a separate colony.
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Re: 16 June - New Zealand is part of Australia.

Unread postby Max ADU » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:46 pm

LOL How many of you came to see what the government has done now... Too bad this real story from Australian History can not be used on April Fools Day that would be fun. :D :D
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