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In 1841 who was appointed Governor of New Zealand?


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2009-06-23 08:40:49
2009-06-23 08:40:49

Once New Zealand was established as a separate colony on 3 May 1841, Captain William Hobson was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand.

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New Zealand was established as a separate British colony on May 3, 1841. Captain William Hobson was first appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand by Letters Patent on November 24, 1840. He became full governor upon its separation from New South Wales in 1841. Sir George Gipps was the first governor "over" New Zealand, in his capacity as Governor of New South Wales, following the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840.

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New Zealand became a British colony in 1841.

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