Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919

Reprint
as at 1 January 2008

Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919

Public Act1919 No 18
Date of assent29 October 1919

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs


An Act to make provision with respect to the exercise of certain powers by or on behalf of the Governor-General and the Governor-General in Council

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919.

2 Mode of exercise by Governor-General of powers of appointment
  • (1) Where by any Act or by virtue of his office the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council is authorised to make, confirm, or approve the appointment of a person to any office or employment, whether in the service of the Crown or otherwise, or as a member of any Board or local or public authority, it shall not be necessary, notwithstanding the provisions of any Act to the contrary, for the Governor-General in so doing to execute any warrant or other instrument of such appointment, confirmation, or approval.

    (2) A notice published in the Gazette by or by direction of any Minister of the Crown that any such appointment has been made, confirmed, or approved by the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council, as the case may be, shall be sufficient evidence of that fact unless the contrary be proved.

3 Execution of instruments by Governor-General
  • (1) Where by any Act or by virtue of his office the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council is authorised to execute any deed or other instrument relating to land, or to approve or consent to any such deed or other instrument, it shall be sufficient for all purposes if such deed or other instrument is executed or approved or consented to by a Minister of the Crown acting by direction of the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council.

    (2) A certificate signed by the Clerk or Acting Clerk of the Executive Council that such deed or other instrument was executed, approved, or consented to by a Minister of the Crown acting by direction of the Governor-General or of the Governor-General in Council shall be sufficient evidence, unless the contrary be proved, of the facts so certified.

    (3) No proof shall be required of the handwriting or official status of the Clerk or Acting Clerk of the Executive Council certifying in pursuance of this section.

    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Property Law Act 2007 or the Land Transfer Act 1952 or any other Act, it shall not be necessary that the signature of the Minister of the Crown executing any deed or other instrument or approving or consenting to the same in pursuance of this section, or of the Clerk or Acting Clerk of the Executive Council certifying as provided by this section, be attested by a witness.

    Section 3(4): amended, on 1 January 2008, by section 364(1) of the Property Law Act 2007 (2007 No 91).

    In subsection (4) the Property Law Act 1952 and the Land Transfer Act 1952, being the corresponding enactments in force, have been substituted for the repealed Property Law Act 1908 and the repealed Land Transfer Act 1915.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919. It incorporates all the amendments to the Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919 as at 1 January 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see "Making online legislation official" under "Status of legislation on this site" in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)