Scenery Preservation Act 1903

The Scenery Preservation Act was an Act of Parliament passed in 1903 in New Zealand.

Scenery Preservation Act
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New Zealand Parliament
Related legislation
Reserves and Domains Act 1953
Status: Repealed

The Act provided up to £25,000 a year for compulsory purchase of land of scenic or historic interest, under the Public Works Act 1894.[1] It was introduced by Joseph Ward, Minister of Tourism and Publicity in the Liberal government, following campaigning by Leonard Cockayne and Harry Ell.[2] The Act was amended in 1906,[3] 1908,[4] 1910[5] and 1926[6] and replaced by the Reserves and Domains Act 1953.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scenery Preservation Act 1903 (3 EDW VII 1903 No 54)". www.nzlii.org. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Our picturesque heritage: 100 years" (PDF). Department of Conservation. 2003.
  3. ^ "The Scenery Preservation Amendment Act, 1906" (PDF).
  4. ^ "The Scenery Preservation Act, 1908" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Scenery Preservation Amendment Act, 1910" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Scenery Preservation Amendment Act, 1926" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Reserves and Domains Act 1953 (1953 No 69)". www.nzlii.org. Retrieved 6 April 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Tony Nightingale and Paul Dingwall, Our picturesque heritage: 100 years of scenery preservation in New Zealand, Department of Conservation, Wellington, 2003