New Zealand Boundaries Act 1863

New Zealand Boundaries Act 1863

Imperial Act
Date of assent8 June 1863


Source: New Zealand Parliamentary Library, International Documents Collection

An Act to alter the boundaries of New Zealand.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS by the eightieth section of an Act of the fifteenth year of Her Majesty, chapter seventy-two, intituled An Act to grant a Representative Constitution to the Colony of New Zealand [ed note: 15 & 16 Vict, c 72] it was provided, that for the purposes of that Act the said colony should be held to include the territories therein mentioned: And whereas it is expedient to alter the limits of the said Colony as declared by the said Act: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

2 What shall be deemed the limits of the Colony.
  • The Colony of New Zealand shall for the purposes of the said Act and for all other purposes whatever be deemed to comprise all territories, islands, and countries lying between the one hundred and sixty-second degree of East longitude and the one hundred and seventy-third degree of West longitude, and between the thirty-third and fifty-third parallels of South latitude.