Middle Island Native Land Question (Report on.), By Mr. Commissioner Mackay
Wm. F. Drummond Jervois, Governor
Wm. F. Drummond Jervois, Governor.
Whereas it is expedient to enlarge the powers conferred by the within-written Commission, I, Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, the Governor of the Colony of New Zealand, with the advice and consent of the Executive Council of the said colony, do hereby enlarge the powers conferred on the Commissioner appointed herein to the following extent, viz.: That, in addition to the matters to be inquired into and reported on in paragraphs numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4, the said Commissioner shall also inquire into and report whether any of the aboriginal natives interested in the inquiry held by the Commission appointed in the year 1879 to investigate and inquire into certain matters pertaining to the purchase of land in the Middle Island enumerated in the last-mentioned Commission are willing or desirous of accepting a grant of land in final settlement of any claim or demand on the Government for the non-fulfilment of any of the terms and conditions of the said purchases, or of any promises made in connection therewith, and to recommend in what quantities and in what localities land should be set apart for such purpose. And I do hereby declare that the additional powers herein conferred shall form part of the original Commission, and shall be read and construed as if the same had been embodied therein.
Clerk of the Executive Council.