(For the current top-level subdivision of Wellington in New Zealand, see Wellington Region)
|— Provinces of New Zealand —|
|Named for||Lord Wellington|
In the centre of the island the Wellington Province shared a boundary with the Auckland Province at latitude 39° south. To the west, just beyond the town of Waverley was the southern border of Taranaki Province.
East of the main divide, the boundary with Hawke's Bay Province lay just south of Woodville. This province was separated from Wellington Province on 1 November 1858.
Wellington's former provincial boundaries include four of New Zealand's main urban areas: Wellington, Palmerston North, Wanganui and Kapiti. Other large towns are Feilding, Levin and Masterton. According to Statistics New Zealand figures at the 2001 census 626,000 people lived within the old provincial boundaries.
New Zealand law provides an anniversary day for each province. Wellington Anniversary Day is the Monday that falls closest to 22 January and is observed as a public holiday within the old provincial boundaries.
|1||2 July 1853||14 March 1870||Isaac Featherston|
|2||28 April 1871||1 Jan 1877||William Fitzherbert|
The only act of the provincial assembly still in effect is the Manawatu Racecourse Act 1869.
- A page containing a map of the old provincial boundaries is available here.
- "Provinces 1848-77". Rulers.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
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