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Appendix to the Journals of the New Zealand House of Representatives (AJHR)
Each year a number of papers are tabled in the House of Representatives. These include reports of Government Departments and certain statutory bodies, a selection of international agreements and conventions involving New Zealand, Government financial statements, reports of commissions and Royal Commissions and reports of Parliamentary Select Committees.
Collectively these papers are known as 'Parliamentary papers' or as the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives. The title is frequently abbreviated to AJHR.
Each Parliamentary Paper is assigned a 'shoulder number', which is printed on the top right-hand corner of each leaf, eg. A9, B13, B13A etc. The same number is generally assigned to the same paper each year, thus the Budget is always B6.
AJHR Print copies (1858 - present) are held in the Central Library, NZ Govt Pubs Collection and the Law Library at KH 304 .N532
Bound volumes of the Appendices have included annual indexes since 1934/35; however these are of varying reliability and consistency. Consolidated indexes have been published covering the years 1854-1913, 1914-1922, 1923-1929, 1939-1953 and 1954-1963 and are shelved along with the bound volumes.
A list of files relating to leprosy within this collection can be accessed here (PDF). Besides New Zealand, there are documents relating to leprosy elsewhere in the Pacific Islands, especially Makogai, where many New Zealand patients were sent.
Entry created August 2005 and updated February 2016
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