Department of Defence   (AFEP)
1863 - 1937


GENERAL

The Department of Defence was responsible for the defence of New Zealand and the administration of New Zealand's defence and military forces.

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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
General Headquarters, Department of Defence
General Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces c.1914-1937
Headquarters Office, Department of Defence c.1900-1937
Headquarters, New Zealand Defence Forces c.1900-c.1920
Native and Defence Department 1873-1878
Department of Colonial Defence 1863-1873
Colonial Defence Office 1863-1873
Defence Department 1863-1937


Location : Auckland, 1863-1865
Wellington, 1865-1937 (Moved to Wellington with the General Government in 1865)


Mandates

ABOLISHED BY
  • Army Board Act 1937
RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Australasian Naval Defence Act 1887
  • Australian and New Zealand Naval Defence Act 1903
  • Australian and New Zealand Naval Defence Act 1905
  • Defence Act 1886
  • Defence Act 1908
  • Defence Act 1909
  • Defence Act 1911
  • Defence Act Amendment Act 1906
  • Finance Act (No. 2) 1930
  • Military and Naval Settlers Act 1869
  • Militia Act 1865
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Version Number: 1
Date Approved: 12/04/2010