Ordinances of the Province of Southland, New Zealand. Sessions I to V.

By: [Province of Southland, New Zealand]

Price: NZ$472.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Moderate rubbing and staining to wrappers. Heavy wear to edges of rear wrapper. Some dampstains to margins of first few leaves. A 2 1/2" adhesive tape repair to a tear in one leaf.; [2] (title), ii (table of contents), 3, [1], 2, 3, [1], 2, 11, [1], 5, [1], 2, 3, [1], 3, [1], 2, 3, [1], 2, 3, [1], 51-75, [1], 4, 81-84, 83-115, [1], 119-22, 3, [1], 135-139, [1], 139-148, 15, [1], 16, 5, [1], 10, 7, [1], 3, [1], 4, 4, 4, 3, [1], 3, [1], 3, [1], 3, [1], 4, 3, [1], 2, 157-158, [2] pages. A total of 254 pages. Some additions pasted down into blank areas of leaves, e.g. notices of assent to the ordinances from the Governor of New Zealand, George Grey. Original printed blue wrappers with contemporary cloth spine and paper spine label hand-titled in ink: "Southland Acts Session I to V". Page dimensions: 320 x 205mm. Printed mostly on blue paper, a few ordinances printed on ordinary paper. Many of the ordinances have a different imprint to that on the title page of "Harnett & Co., Printers, Invercargill". The other imprints are Fitzgerald & Co.; Smallfield & Bain; and the "Times" Office, Tay-treet. The Ordinances are numbered from 1 to 49. Ordinance 27, the "Criminals' Ordinance, 1862" is listed as disallowed in the Table of Contents and is not present in the volume. The pagination is complex, most of the ordinances are paginated individually, occassionally reverting to an attempt at continuous pagination for the whole volume. Selected Ordinances: Immigration and British Agent Ordinance, 1861; Fencing Ordinance, 1862; Dog Nuisance Ordinance, 1862; Sheep Ordinance, 1862; Cattle Branding Ordinance, 1862; Thistle Ordinance, 1862; Vagrant Ordiance, 1862; Bluff Harbour and Invercargill Railway Ordinance, 1863; Licensed Hawkers' Ordinance, 1663 [sic]; Oreti Railway Ordinance, 1863; Cemeteries Ordinance, 1863. "The occupier of any land upon which shall be found any noxious Thistles which have run to seed, shall be liable to a penalty of not less than 5, and not more than 20." - from the Thistle Ordinance, 1862. The Vagrants Ordinance, 1862 provides a list of persons that shall be deemed "idle and disorderly", including: "Any habitual drunkard having been thrice convicted of drunkeness within the preceding twelve months, and any common prositute, who in any street or public highway, or being in any place of public resort, shall behave in a riotous or indecent manner" and "Any person having on or about his person, without lawful excuse [...] and deleterious drug or any article of disguise". This list is followed by a list of offences the commital of which will have a person deemed "a rogue and a vagabond". The offences include: "Any person found by night having his face blackened, or being dressed or otherwise disguised with a felonious intent." From the Ferries Ordinance, 1862: "It shall be lawful for the Superintendent to cause Bridge to be built over rivers, and to authorise Ferries to be established at convenient places on the rivers, lakes, or other waters within the Province of Southland, for the conveyance of passengers, animals, and goods across the same". The Province of Southland was formed in 1861 when it split from the Province of Otago. This is the province's first volume of Ordinances.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Ordinances of the Province of Southland, New Zealand. Sessions I to V.

Author Name: [Province of Southland, New Zealand]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Invercargill, Published By Authority: By Harnett & Co. , Printers: 1864

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 6107