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Title New Zealand Company. Charter of Incorporation
Date 4 Aug 1843 - 17 Aug 1857
Document Type Printed Book; Legal Papers
Reference CO 208/295
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.
Description A collection of printed documents pertinent to the New Zealand Company bound into a single volume. It includes acts of parliament relating to the governance of incorporated companies, loans to the New Zealand Company, the transfer of certain financial powers to the Company and the governance of New Zealand colonies. The Canterbury Association is mentioned, as is a new representative constitution for the colony of New Zealand. At the back of the document the charter of incorporation for the New Zealand Company is printed.
Series Description This series contains original correspondence and entry books of the New Zealand Company which were handed over to the Colonial Office after the surrender of the company's charters in 1850. Also included are minutes, accounts, registers of emigrants and land transfer records.
Biographical Note / History The New Zealand Company was a chartered company formed in 1839 and incorporated in 1841 with power to buy, sell, settle and cultivate land in New Zealand. It did not prove a satisfactory agency for colonising New Zealand and was induced to surrender its charters in 1850. It was finally dissolved in 1858.
Theme(s) Colonisation Companies and Emigration Societies; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) New Zealand
Places Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Keywords New Zealand Company, emigration society, immigration association, regulations, legislation, legislature, government, colonialism, colony, law, finance, banking, business, religion, Christianity, Church of England, emigrant, emigration, land, charter
Language English
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