[Extract from New Zealand Gazette, 7th June, 1865.]
By His Excellency Sir George Grey, Knight Commander 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, by "The New Zealand Native Reserves Act, 1856," it is enacted that it shall be lawful for the Governor of the said colony at any time, and from time to time, by Letters Patent under the Public Seal of the Colony, to appoint persons to be Commissioners for carrying this Act into effect, who shall be styled "Commissioners of Native Reserves," and such Commissioners from time to time to remove: And whereas by "The Native Reserves Amendment Act, 1862," it is enacted that, from and after a day to be fixed by the Governor by Proclamation, to be inserted in the Government Gazette of the colony, and also of each of the provinces of New Zealand, all the power and authority which by "The Native Reserves Act, 1856," are given to, or vested in, or which may be exercised by Commissioners appointed or to be appointed under that Act shall vest in and may be exercised by the Governor: And whereas, by a Proclamation bearing date the fourth day of August, one thousand page 46eight hundred and sixty-three, all the said powers were, from and after the first day of September then next ensuing, declared to vest in the Governor of the said colony: And whereas by the second recited Act it is further enacted that the Governor may, by Order in Council, from time to time delegate all or any of the powers competent to the Commissioners under the said Act unto any person or persons for any time, subject to such regulations and restrictions, or stipulations, as may be specified in such orders, and every such delegation may from time to time in like manner be altered or revoked: And whereas I, Sir George Grey, the Governor of the said colony, did, by Order in Council bearing date the twelfth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, delegate to George Frederick Swainson, of Wellington, in the Province of Wellington, Esquire, all the powers competent to Commissioners under the said first-recited Act, without any restrictions or stipulations whatever, until the same shall be revoked: And whereas by the first-recited Act it further enacted that all moneys which shall come to the hands of the Commissioners under the provisions of this Act, except in respect of special endowments, shall be applied by such Commissioners for the benefit of the aboriginal inhabitants for whose benefit such lands may have been set apart, in such manner as the Governor of the said colony may from time to time direct:
Now, therefore, I, the said Sir George Grey, the Governor as aforesaid, in exercise of the said power and authority, do hereby order George Frederick Swainson, as such Commissioner as aforesaid, to pay over such sum or sums of money, being the produce of Natives reserves, as have or shall from time to time come into his hands under the provisions of the first-recited Act, to such person or persons as the Honourable the Minister for Native Affairs for the time being shall from time to time direct, for the erection, fencing, furnishing, &c., of the Native house about to be built in Molesworth Street, in Wellington aforesaid, or for such other purposes as the said Minister shall approve, on behalf of the Natives of the said Province of Wellington.
Given under my hand, at the Government House at Wellington, and issued under the Seal of the Colony of New Zealand, this seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.
By His Excellency's command.