[Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]
G. Grey, Governor.Order in Council. At the Government House, at Wellington, the eighth day January, 1868. Present: The President and Members of the Executive Council.
Whereas by section three of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand, intituled "The Confiscated Lands Act, 1867," power is given to the Governor from time to time as he shall think fit, by Proclamation in the New Zealand Gazette, to reserve out of the lands taken under "The New Zealand Settlements Act, 1863," "The New Zealand Settlements Act, 1864," and "The New Zealand Settlements Amendment and Continuance Act, 1865," and "The New Zealand Settlements Acts Amendment Act, 1866," or out of land which by "The East Coast Land Titles Investigation Act, 1866," and "The East Coast Land Titles Investigation Act Amendment Act, 1867," it is provided shall be deemed to be Crown lands, such lands as to him shall seem fit, and there out to grant such portion or portions page 71thereof as he shall think fit to such person or persons of the Native race as he shall think deserving, and shall appear to him to have acted in the preservation of peace and order and in suppressing the rebellion:
Now, therefore, I, Sir George Grey, K.C.B., the Governor of the said colony, in pursuance and exercise of the said recited power and authority, do hereby proclaim and declare that I reserve for the purposes aforesaid, out of the land so taken as aforesaid, the pieces of land mentioned in the schedule hereto for the persons whose names are therein mentioned.
Clerk of the Executive Council.