Hawke's Bay Province

Hawke's Bay Province

The Hawke's Bay Province was a province of New Zealand. The province separated from the Wellington Province following a meeting in Napier in February 1858, and existed until the abolition of provincial government in 1876. At the time of its establishment in 1858, the European population of the provincial district was only 1,185. [http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/H/HawkesBayProvinceAndProvincialDistrict/HawkesBayProvinceAndProvincialDistrict/en] ,

The province had its own elected Superintendent and provincial council. The provincial council sat at Napier. In 1863, the province was described in the "]


Capital Napier.

Anniversary Day

New Zealand law provides an anniversary day for each province.
* Founded: 1858-11-01 [http://www.statoids.com/unz.html]


* 23 Apr 1859 - Mar 1861 Thomas Henry Fitzgerald (b. 1824 - d. 1888)
* 8 Apr 1861 - 5 Dec 1862 John Chilton Lambton Carter (b. 1816 - d. 1872)
* 26 Feb 1863 - 23 Sep 1869 Donald McLean (b. 1820 - d. 1877)
* 24 Sep 1869 - 1 Jan 1877 John Davies Ormond (b. 1832 - d. 1917)


No surviving legislation.


External links

* A page containing a map of the old provincial boundaries is available [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/brit-nz/whereto.htm here] .
* [http://rulers.org/newzprov.htm List at Rulers site with provincial superintendents]

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