Petition from Major Kemp and Thirty-Two others.
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Council, in Parliament assembled
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Council, in Parliament assembled.
We do hereby send you our opinion relative to the three Bills, the Native Land Bill, Native Reserves Bill, and Native Council Bill. We do not concur with these laws purporting to hold control over the Maori people, as well as over our land.
This is the unanimous decision of a meeting of Native chiefs held this day for the purpose of expressing their views regarding these three Bills, because we can see the evil contained in them. We do therefore pray you to grant our request.