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An Epitome of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs and Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand

[Extract from New Zealand Gazette.] — Proclamation on the Native Disturbances at New Plymouth

[Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]
Proclamation on the Native Disturbances at New Plymouth.

Unlawful Assemblies of Armed Natives prohibited. By His Excellency Colonel Thomas Gore Browne, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c.

Whereas conflicts between armed parties of aboriginal natives have recently taken place at New Plymouth, to the danger and alarm of Her Majesty's subjects who are engaged in their lawful occupations: Now, therefore, I, the Governor of New Zealand, do hereby proclaim and declare that all persons whosoever, who shall unlawfully assemble with arms within, the boundaries of the district described in the Schedule to this Proclamation, will, without further notice, be treated as persons in arms against the Queen's authority, and active measures will be forthwith taken against them by Her Majesty's civil authorities and military forces.

Given under my hand, and issued under the Public Seal of the Colony of New Zealand, at the Government House, at Auckland, this twelfth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

Thomas Gore Browne.

By His Excellency's command.
E.W. Stafford.
God save the Queen!