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Proceedings of of the Kohimarama Conference, Comprising Nos. 13 to 18 of the "Maori Messenger."


The Native Secretary (Mr. McLean) opened to-day's proceedings by announcing that a message from His Excellency the Governor had been received. He informed the chiefs that it is customary with the Pakehas, when a message from the Governor is sent down to their Council, for the members thereof to receive it standing. The chiefs of the Conference; together: with the European visitors, forthwith rose up and the following message was read:—

(Message No. 1.)
Thomas Gore Browne, Governor.

The Governor sends some "Rules for the proper administration of Justice" to the Chiefs assembled at Kohimarama for their consideration.

These Rules have been carefully prepared by their friend, Dr. Martin, late Chief Justice of New Zealand.

Government House, July 16th, 1860.