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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Proclaimed a Colony

Proclaimed a Colony.

Seven days later, on the 29th January, 1840, Captain Hobson, R.N., arrived at Kororareka, and proclaimed, with the consent of the natives, the sovereignity of H.M. the Queen over the Islands of New Zealand, and assumed the position of Lieutenant - Governor thereof as a dependency of New South Wales.