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


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The chief objects I have in view are:—

1.To secure to the Maoris the management and market value of their own estate.
2.To divide the estate equitably amongst them and to protect their estate from waste.
3.To assimilate the Land, Mining and other Laws of the Colony to Maori Lands.
4.To give facilities for the construction of Public Works and the settlement of people upon the lands.
5.To abolish the Native Land Court and Native Department and thus save the large and wasteful expenditure that has been going" on for years past.
6.That the whole Colony may derive great benefit by the throwing open for settlement, upon the same terms as Crown lands, fourteen million acres, containing some of the best lands in New Zealand.

S. D. Taiwhanga, M.H.R.

Wellington, N.Z. October. 1888.