- Hawke's Bay Province
The Hawke's Bay Province was a province of New Zealand. The province separated from the
Wellington Provincefollowing 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 "]
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.
* 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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