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Notes on Sir William Martin's Pamphlet Entitled the Taranaki Question

Page 11

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Page 11.

"About the year 1827."…….

It may be so. It is probable that some part of the tribe went to Kapiti for purposes of trade. But Sir William Martin omits all allusion to the fact, that most of the migrations took place for purposes not of trade but of conquest. This was distinctly asserted by the Protector of Aborigines and by Governor Fitzroy so far back as 1844, as was shown in the Governor's Despatch of 4th December, 1860.