Memorandum by His Excellency the Governor.
Government House, Auckland,
12th March, 1861.
|1.||The possibility of establishing a Court for the settlement
of disputed claims to land (over which the Native title has not been
extinguished), whether between Maoris themselves or between the Government and
Maoris, is a subject to which the Governor desires to call the special attention
of Ministers. If it is possible to devise any plan which is likely to be
practically useful he thinks it should be embodied in a Bill, and should be
referred to in the Governor's Speech on opening the next session of the Assembly.
|2.||The Governor thinks that arrangements should be made to separate the office of
Land Purchase Commissioner from that of Native Secretary.