The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
The Governor and the Maoris
The Governor and the Maoris.
In the morning His Excellency Lord Onslow, by invitation of the Waikato natives, proceeded to Devonport to receive an address of welcome. His Lordship was accompanied by Admiral Lord Charles Scott, Sir John and Lady Thurston, Miss Thurston, Captain Savile, A.D.C. to Lord Onslow, Hon. Messrs. Mitchelson and Hislop, Mr. Clendon (R.M.), Mr. Lewis (Under-Secretary for Native Affairs), Mr. Upton (Mayor of Auckland), Mr. Devore (President of the Jubilee Committee), Mr. M. Niccol (Mayor of Devonport), and a number of officers from the warships in harbour. The party were met and welcomed by fifty young Maori girls, led by Te Rawhiti, and they accompanied them to the Naval Depot, where the main body of the natives met them with great cheering. Lord Onslow was introduced to Major Te Wheoro, who presented him with an address from the Waikato natives, which was read by Te Rawhiti, as follows:—