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

Friday, August 10 1860

page 37

Friday, August 10 1860.

The Native Chiefs having assembled, the Native Secretary intimated to them that the principal business of the Conference would close on this day, and that His Excellency the Governor would, in person, dismiss them on the morrow. He then acquainted them with his intention of visiting his native land as soon as the affairs of this country are in a more settled state. In conclusion he suggested to them that before separating they should arrive at some definite expression of opinion on the several subjects which had been brought under their notice during their deliberations.

Accordingly a series of resolutions, particulars of which appeared in our last, were adopted by the Conference and forwarded to the Governor.

On the following day His Excellency formally dismissed the Conference, under very gratifying circumstances, a full account of which appeared in last "Messenger."

We take this opportunity of mentioning that Te Matutaera Kaniwhaniwha, a chief of the Ngatihourua, arrived at Kohimarama a few days before the Conference closed, and took his seat therein. Sickness, we are told, prevented his earlier attendance.