- New Leinster
New Leinster was, briefly, a province of
New Zealand, consisting of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
New Leinster was created in 1841 by Royal Charter, and was named after the Irish province of
Leinster. Being much smaller than the other two provinces ( New Ulsterand New Munster), and having almost no population, it existed only on paper, and was governed (to the extent that it was governed at all) from Auckland.
New Leinster was merged into the province of
New Munsterwith the passage of the New Zealand Constitution Act 1846, having existed for five years.
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