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Natal

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The colony of Natal, formerly an integral part of the Cape of Good Hope settlement, was erected into a separate Government by Letters Patent issued in November 1845. A Lieutenant-Governor was appointed, as well as an Executive Council created. The Lieutenant-Governor was subordinate to the Governor of the Cape, and the Legislative Council of the latter continued to frame laws for Natal till 1848, when a separate Legislative Council was established. In 1856 Natal was erected into a distinct and separate colony, and from that time has not been under the control of the Governor of the Cape. Its affairs are administered by a Lieutenant-Governor, assisted by an Executive Council, composed of the present Chief-justice, Hon. Walter Harding, the senior officer in command of the troops, the Colonial Secretary, the Treasurer, the Attorney-General, and the Secretary for Native Affairs; and a Legislative Council, composed of four official members, namely, the Colonial Secretary, the Treasurer, the Attorney-General, and the Secretary for Native Affairs, and 12 members elected by the counties and boroughs.

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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Natal

1. Official Publications

  1. Statistical Tables relating to the Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. Part XII. Pol. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  2. Statistical Abstract for the several Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. No. 5. 8. London, 1869.Google Scholar
  3. Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom with Foreign Countries and British Possessions in the year 1868. Imp. 4. London, 1869.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. BurKhardt (J.), Die evangelische Mission under den Völkerstämmen in SüdAfrika. 8. Bielefeld, 1860.Google Scholar
  2. Friisch (Dr. G.), Drei Jahre in Süd-Afrika. 8. Breslau, 1868.Google Scholar
  3. Hall (H.), Manual of Soutli African Geography. 8. Capetown, 1866.Google Scholar
  4. Mann (Dr. H.), Statistical Notes regarding the Colony of Natal. In ‘Journal of the Statistical Society of London.’ Vol. XXX. 1. London, 1869.Google Scholar
  5. Meidinger (H.), Die südafrikanischen Colonien Englands, und die Freistaaten der holländischen Boeren in ihren jetzigen Zuständen. 8. Frankfurt a. M. 1861.Google Scholar
  6. Walmsley (Colonel), The Euinod Cities of Zulu Land. 2 vols. 8. London, 1869.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1870

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