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Proposals of Mr. Sydney David Taiwhanga, M.H.R., for the Colonization and Settlement of Maori Lands

Inalienable Lands

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Inalienable Lands.

1.There shall be set apart an area of land equivalent Inalienable Lands. to—acres for each man, woman, and child of the Maori race including half-castes, except Hori Kerei Taiaroa, who is otherwise provided for.
(a.)Such area shall be selected in such parts of North and South Islands as the Maoris may decide upon, and every allotment granted under this provision shall be inalienable.
(b.)The allotments shall be selected by Chiefs and people according to priority in rank.
(c.)A suitable portion of such area shall be set apart for a town.
(d.)Such town shall be vested in the Council as common property of all Maoris (except as aforesaid), and shall be governed by a Council or Board similar to Municipal Councils in other parts of the Colony.
(e.)Rales and Regulations shall be made for the management of the town, the health, and recreation of the inhabitants, the education of the children and generally for the peace, order, and good government of the people, and in pursuance of the 71st section of the "New Zealand Constitution Act 1852."