Manuscript, Proclamation of Death of Queen Victoria
The New Zealand Gazette
23 Jan 1901
The proclamation reads: The Government has received, with the deepest sorrow, the announcement of the death of Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria on the evening of the 22nd instant, at half-past six o'clock. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be observed as a day of mourning throughout the colony. The officers at the Government Buildings are relieved from duty to-morrow, Friday and Saturday. Signed by W C Walker for the Colonial Secretary.