Welcome to the home page of the “Shattering Statutes” collection of legislation.
The “Shattering Statutes” are annual volumes of New Zealand Acts for the years 1888 to 1894. These volumes were printed on acid paper that has deteriorated with time, and is now in many cases so brittle that it disintegrates when handled. To preserve access to these important historical documents, the Parliamentary Counsel Office has made facsimile editions available, both in print and on the internet.
This electronic collection contains facsimiles of all Acts enacted between 1888 and 1894. You can browse and download the collection for free. The Acts are presented in high quality PDF format. You will need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader installed to view these files, which is available for downloading for free from Adobe.
These Acts are provided for research purposes only. They show the Acts as they were when they were passed, and do not show any subsequent amendments or whether they have been repealed. For current legislation, please visit the New Zealand Legislation website.
You can also purchase newly printed versions of these annual bound volumes. For more information please contact Legislation Direct.
For more information about legislation, please visit the Parliamentary Counsel Office website.
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