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An Epitome of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs and Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand

No. 21. — [Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]

No. 21.
[Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]

Auckland appointed the Capital of New Zealand. Colonial Secretary's Office, Auckland, 26th November 1842.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government directs it to be notified that by a despatch from the Eight Honourable the Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, under date 24th June, 1842, the pleasure of Her Majesty has been conveyed to His Excellency that the Town of Auckland, on the "Waitemata, should be the capital of the Colony of New Zealand.

By His Excellency's command.
(For the Colonial Secretary:)

William Connell.