Army Department [record group]   (AAYS)
1845? - 1984?


GENERAL

This agency was created by Archives New Zealand to describe records transferred to it up until the early 1980s by the succession of government agencies that had responsibility for New Zealand's land defences. These agencies include the New Zealand Militia, Volunteers, Colonial Defence Force, Armed Constabulary, Permanent Militia/Permanent Force and the Army Department.

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Location : Wellington
Record Group Reference : AD   ARM  


Mandates

RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Armed Constabulary Act 1867
  • Armed Constabulary Amendment Act 1869
  • Colonial Defence Force Act 1862
  • Colonial Defence Force Act Amendment Act 1863
  • Constabulary Force Ordinance Amendment Act 1868
  • Defence Act 1886
  • Defence Act 1909
  • Defence Act 1964
  • Defence Amendment Act 1900
  • Militia Act 1858
  • Militia Act Amendment Act 1860
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Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 4
Date Approved: 22/09/2010