Centenary 2022

OUR HISTORY – PURGING THE ROLL

In 1925 it was found that the list of Justices of the Peace in New Zealand was so out of date that a complete purging was suggested. “Some 5,500 names are recorded, many of whom have been deceased for years, many have been absent from the Dominion for years, and a great number of the addresses of Justices require attention. It’s strongly recommended that every Justice be required to notify to their nearest Court by letter between January 1, 1926, and March 31, 1926, giving name and address, and their willingness to perform the duties as a Justice of the Peace… and failure to comply means the name will be struck off the roll” 

Researched and compiled by Ric Carlyon

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