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

Proclamation. — Proclamation of Martial Law

Proclamation of Martial Law.

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 its Dependencies, and Vice-[unclear: Admir] of the same, &c.

Whereas active military operations [unclear: a about] to be undertaken by the Queen's forces against Natives in the Province of Taranaki in [unclear: arm] against Her Majesty's sovereign authority: Now, I, the Governor, do hereby proclaim and declare that martial law will be exercised throughout the said province from publication hereof within the Province of Taranaki until the relief of the said district from martial law by public Proclamation.

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

Thomas Gore Browne.

By His Excellency's command.
E. W. Stafford.
God save the Queen!
Published the 22nd February, 1860.
G. F. Murray,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Troops.