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
- Statistical Tables relating to the Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. Part XII. Pol. London, 1868.Google Scholar
- Statistical Abstract for the several Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. No. 5. 8. London, 1869.Google Scholar
- 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
- BurKhardt (J.), Die evangelische Mission under den Völkerstämmen in SüdAfrika. 8. Bielefeld, 1860.Google Scholar
- Friisch (Dr. G.), Drei Jahre in Süd-Afrika. 8. Breslau, 1868.Google Scholar
- Hall (H.), Manual of Soutli African Geography. 8. Capetown, 1866.Google Scholar
- 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
- Meidinger (H.), Die südafrikanischen Colonien Englands, und die Freistaaten der holländischen Boeren in ihren jetzigen Zuständen. 8. Frankfurt a. M. 1861.Google Scholar
- Walmsley (Colonel), The Euinod Cities of Zulu Land. 2 vols. 8. London, 1869.Google Scholar