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Title Years
Register of appointments 1869-1879
Also men enrolled in Public Works Camps 1880
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1869 - 1880

Item ID Agency Series Accession Record group Box / Item Sep Record no. Part Alternative no. Record type
R17717716 ACIS 17649 P8 3 / 3 Text

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P8



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RECORD SERIES period responsible
17649
Staff Records, Armed Constabulary [record group] more detail…

This series contains staff records from the nineteenth century Armed Constabulary. It includes indexes, nominal returns of various divisions, monthly muster rolls, descriptive rolls of recruits, and descriptive returns of officers in various districts.

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1857 - 1887

CONTROLLING AGENCY / DEPARTMENT period responsible
ACIS
Police Department [record group] more detail…

This agency was created by Archives New Zealand to describe the records transferred to it relating to the various policing organisations which have existed in New Zealand since the nineteenth century. These include:
Provincial Policing Forces (1853 - 1867)
Armed Constabulary Force (1867 - 1877)
New Zealand Constabulary Force (1877 -1886)
New Zealand Police Force (1886 - 1958)
The New Zealand Police (1958 - ct)

When a police force for New Zealand was first established, in 1846, the intention was to have an armed police force for preserving the peace. In effect, however, at this point the police had the task of first establishing order, and then maintaining it. The idea of a police force as an armed group remained for some time, through the unrest of the 1860s. When the Armed Constabulary Force was set up in 1867, it was designed to be a temporary arrangement - ideally an unarmed force would eventually be responsible for maintaining civil order without violence.
1886 saw the separation of military and civil forces, with the first largely unarmed police force in New Zealand. From this time army functions have been entirely separate from police, and the police has been solely concerned with maintaining civil order.
The New Zealand Police Force has formally existed since 1886, although since 1958 it has been known as The New Zealand Police.


1857 - 1887

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Version Number: 4
Date Approved: 30/04/2014