Historical Legislation

The Institute of Cadastral Surveying (Inc) has compiled a database of historical legislation related to cadastral surveying.


Year Document Reference
2002 Cadastral Survey Act 2002 2002/12
  Cadastral Survey Amendment Act 2005 2005/92
  Cadastral Survey Amendment Act 2008 2008/7



1986 Survey Act 1986 1986/123
  Survey Amendment Act 1988 1988/33
  Survey Amendment Act 1989 1989/15
  Survey Amendment Act (No.2 ) 1989 1989/40
  Survey Amendment Act (No.3) 1989 1989/139
  Survey Amendment Act 1966 1966/55



1966 Surveyors Act 1966 1966/15
  Survey Amendment Act 1971 1971/135
  Survey Amendment Act 1972 1972/106
  Survey Amendment Act 1976 1976/68



1938 Survey Act 1938 1938/4
  Surveyors Act Amendment 1960 1960/91
  Surveyors Act Amendment 1962 1962/105



1928 Surveyors Registration Act 1928 1928/6
  Surveyors' Institute Amendment Act 1928 1928/7



1908 Surveyors' Institute and Board of Examiners Act 1908 1908/188
  Land Transfer Act 1915 (s177) 1915/35
  Surveyors' Institute and Board of Examiners Amendment Act 1922 1922/8


Note:  It is believed that prior to 1908, legislation for cadastral surveying was the responsibility of the Provinces and so relevant documents
          will be contained in provincial gazettes or records.


A really useful link to Early New Zealand Statutes and hosted by the University of Auckland is 
www.enzs.auckland.ac.nz/browse