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  1. 1875
  2. 1066
  3. New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act 1947
  4. Act of Supremacy 1534
  5. Act of Union 1707
  1. a ⊕ Passed by Henry VIII
    ⊕ This Act made him legally head of the church he created, The Church of England
    ⊕ Leading citizens had to swear and Oath of Supremacy recognising his new powers
    ⊕ Sir Thomas More did not
  2. b ⊕ The New Zealand provincial system was abolished
    ⊕ New Zealand was too small to sustain this type of government set up
    ⊕ This caused the New Zealand government to become more and more centralised
  3. c ⊕ Created the United Kingdom of Great Britian
  4. d ⊕ New Zealand requested and consented to Britain passing law so New Zealand could change the Constitution Act 1852
  5. e ⊕ The invasion of the Norman people in England
    ⊕ They were from Northern France
    ⊕ William the Conqueror was their King
    ⊕ He was England's first absolute Monarch
    ⊕ Imposed his power across the whole land
    ⊕ Every court then followed his direction - it became consistent and common - giving way to the concept of 'common law'

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ⊕ Embodies Maori land law
    ⊕ Prevents alienation of Maori land
    ⊕ Helps Maori to retain land
    ⊕ Maori customary land ownership strengthened
  2. ⊕ Passed by the New Zealand Parliament
    ⊕ The Act stated that New Zealand inherited all the laws of England as at 14 January 1840
    ⊕ Inherited the statutory and common law
  3. ⊕ New Zealand Maori Council v Attorney-General case concerned with s9 of this act
    ⊕ The act declares that the governments actions must align with the principles in the treaty of waitangi
  4. ⊕ Limited Liability Businesses set up under this act
    ⊕ Salomon v Salomon & Co case law example
    ⊕ Corporate Law
  5. ⊕ The boundaries of the British colony of New South Wales was extended to include New Zealand
    ⊕ This was pending Britain's acquisition of sovereignty over New Zealand

5 True/False questions

  1. Woolmington v Director of Public Prosecutions 1935⊕ This decision was made after the Maori land wars of the 1860's
    ⊕ Race relations were not the best - not as good as they were in the R v Symonds case
    ⊕ CJ Prendergast believed that Maori could never claim sovereignty as they had no existing customary law, he labelled them as 'primitive barbarians'
    ⊕ He said there could be no reliance on the Treaty of Waitangi on the basis that Maori could not engage in the Treaty in the first place
    ⊕ He described the treaty as a 'simple nullity'
    ⊕ The ruling stated that unless Maori land was supported by a Crown grant, title could not be accepted or enforced in the courts
    ⊕ The Crown grant made to the Bishop was an act of state and could not be annulled in the courts
    ⊕ This grant implied that the Crown had exercised it's sovereign powers to extinguish native title
    ⊕ The treaty has no legal effect unless incorporated into a statute


  2. Magna Carta 1297⊕ This document was formally incorporated into legislation during Edward I's reign
    ⊕ Still part of the New Zealand legal system under the Imperial Laws Application Act 1988
    ⊕ By law the King had to consult with Parliament before raising taxes, confirmed the right to be tried before a jury of your peers and also gave a role in national decision making


  3. May 1840⊕ 6th February 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed
    ⊕ Between Hobson as a Crown official and most Maori chiefs of the Northland region


  4. Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967⊕ Passed under a national government
    ⊕ Free up more Maori land for sale
    ⊕ Maori protested this and the act led to Maori civil rights movements in the 1970's


  5. Simpson v Attorney-General 1994⊕ A case showing New Zealand taking and openly independent path