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

No. 33. — Reward for Apprehension of Murderers — [Extract from the New Zealand Gazette. ]

No. 33.
Reward for Apprehension of Murderers
[Extract from the New Zealand Gazette. ]

New Plymouth.—£100 Reward offered for Apprehension, of the Murderers of the Omata Settlers.

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-Admiral of the same, &c.

Whereas on or about the forenoon of Tuesday, the twenty-seventh day of March instant, certain aboriginal natives named Haneti Rihari, Manahi, Minarapa, Mautaranui, Te Karira Rangirunga, Pene, Tahuna, Ihaka te Aka, and certain others them aiding and abetting therein, did foully, wantonly, and with malice aforethought murder or cause to be murdered Harry Passmore, Samuel Shaw, Samuel Ford, James Pote, and William Parker:

Now, therefore, I, the Governor, do hereby proclaim and declare that the sum of one hundred pounds will be paid to any person or persons who will deliver up to Colonel Gold any one of the above mentioned murderers or their accessories: Provided also, that if the person or persons, or any of them, so delivering up any of the above-mentioned murderers shall have himself or themselves been concerned in the said murders or any of them, or in any way accessory thereto, then and in that case he or they shall also receive a free pardon.

Given under my hand, and issued under the Public Seal of the Colony of New Zealand, at New Plymouth, this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

T. Gore Browne.

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