Governor's Acceptance of Transfer.
G. F. Bowen, Governor.
To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.
1869. 22 March.Te Paretao Block.Whereas
by "The Constitution Act" it was enacted that no
conveyance or transfer orGovernor's acceptance of transfer.
agreement for the conveyance or transfer of any land of or belonging to
or used or occupied by the aboriginal Natives of the Colony in common as tribes
or communities and no release or extinguishment of the rights of such aboriginal
Natives in any such land should be of any validity or effect unless the same
should be made or entered into with and accepted by Her Majesty her Heirs or
Successors Provided always that it should be lawful for Her Majesty her Heirs
and Successors by Instructions under the Signet and Royal Sign Manual to
delegate her powers of accepting such conveyances or agreements releases or
relinquishments to the Governor of New Zealand And Whereas by Instructions under
the Signet and Royal Sign Manual bearing date the 14th day of November 1867 Her
Most Gracious Majesty the Queen did delegate to Sir George Ferguson Bowen
the Governor of New Zealand all and every the said recited powers Now therefore
I Sir George
the Governor of the Colony of New Zealand in pursuance
and in exercise of the powers so delegated and vested in me aforesaid Do hereby
accept the conveyance within contained of the Block piece or parcel of land in
the said conveyance within written particularly described.
Given under the hand of His Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen Knight Grand
Cross of the Most distinguished Order of Saint Michael and St. George Governor
and Commander in Chief in and over Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand and its
Dependencies and Vice Admiral of the same at the Government House at Wellington
this twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty nine.