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PROCLAMATION OF BOUNDARIES. OF PROVINCES.

[From the Government Gazette.] Whereas an Act was passed in the fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of her present Majesty, c. LXXII, intituled "An Act to grant a Representative Constitution to the Colony of New Zealand." And whereas the said Act, in accordance with the provisions thereof, was proclaimed iv the said Coldny of New Zealand on the seventeenth day of January, in the year of 'our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Three. And whereas, by the second clause of the above recited Act, the following Provinces were established in the said colony of New Zealand, namely i ;.-->' THK PaOVINCB OF AUCKLAND Thb Province of Nkw Plymouth Thb Province qp Wellington The- Province of Nelson Thb Province of Canterbury, and Thb Province or Otaoo. And whereas, it was by the same clause of the same Act further enacted that " the limits of such several provinces shall be fixed by proclamatioi 1 by the Governor as soon as conveniently may beJ after the proclamation of the said." ~ Now therefore, I, the Governor.in.Chief, do hereby proclaim and declare that the limits of the province* aforesaid shall be as follows, namely, Thb Province op Auckland shall be bounded on the North by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto, the East by the Coast line! including the Islands adjacent thereto, the West by the Coast lifle, including the Islands adjacent thereto, the South by the river Mokau to its source, thence by a right line running from the source of the Mokau, to the point where the Ngahuinga or Tupua the principal tributary of the Whanganui river is intersected by the thirty-ninth parallel of south latitude, thence eastward by the thirty-ninth paralled of south latitude, to the point where that paralled of latitude cuts the East Coast of the Northern Island of New Zealand. The Province of New Plymouth shall be bounded on the North by the river Mokau to its source, the East by a right line running from the source of the river Mokau to the point where the Ngahuinga or Tupua, the principal tributary of the Whanganui river ia intersected by the thirty.ninth paralled of south latitude thence by the river Whanganui to the point where it is met by the Tautnatamahoe path leading from the river Waitera, thence by a right line running from the above described point on the Whanganui river to the month of the river Patea : the West by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto: the South by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto. The Province of Wellington shall be bounded on the North by the southern boundary of the province of Auckland as already described in this proclamation : the East by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto : the North Wett by the southern portion of the Eastern boundary of the Province of New Plymouth as already described in this proclamation : the South West by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto : the South by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto. The Province of Nelson shall be bounded on the North by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto : the East by the Coast line, including the, islands adjacent thereto : the South by the river Hurunui to its source, thence by a right line drawn to the point where the river Kotu-urakaoka issues out of Lake Brunner, thence by the river Kotu-urakaoka to its junction with the river Grey, thence by the river Grey to its mouth. The Province of Canterbury shall be bounded on the North] by the southern boundary of the Province of Nelson as already described in this proclamation : the East, by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto : the West by the the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto : the South by the River Waitangi to its source, thence by a right line running to the source of the river Awarua, / thence by the river Awarua to its mouth. The Province of Otago shall be bounded on the North by the Southern boundary of the Province of Canterbury as already described in this proclamation : the East by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto : the West by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto: the South by the Coast line, including the Islands adjacent thereto, with the exception of Stewart's Island, its adjacent Islands, , and Sclanders' Island, and the Island of.Raupuke. This proclamation shall take effect within the Province of Wellington on and after the day of the date hereof, and within each of the other provinces aforesaid on and after the day of the receipt of a copy hereof at the principal town of such province. Given under my hand, &c. this twenty-eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three. G. Guy, Governor-in-Cbief. A clerk was assisting a clergyman to robe before the service commenced, and said to him, •• Please, sir, I'm deaf." — " Indeed Imy good man," says the curate, " then how do you manage to follow me during the service?" — "Why, sir," says the clerk, " I looks up, and when you shuts your mouth, I opens mine." "My dear sir," said an election acquaintance, accosting a sturdy wag on the day of election, " I'm very glad to see you."—" You need'nt be— I've voted." An Irishman, in speaking of a relative who was hunj says he died during a tight-rope performance, Congreve said he knew a lady who loved to talk so incessantly, she would not give an echo fmr play : she had that everlasting rotation of tongue that an echo must wait till she died before it could catch her last word. r An impatient youth at a wedding party the other day, after an awful »Uence, suddenly exclaimed, " Don't be so unspeakable happy. " Pat do you know how to drive?" asked an. excursionist in Ireland of the keeper of a jaunting car. "Sure I do," was the answer : " wasn tit I who upset your honour in a ditch two years ago.

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PROCLAMATION OF BOUNDARIES. OF PROVINCES., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XII, Issue 583, 7 May 1853

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PROCLAMATION OF BOUNDARIES. OF PROVINCES. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XII, Issue 583, 7 May 1853

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