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He reo ture nō te taha Kāwana / Language of the Crown

This is part of the Legal Māori Archive, a selection of texts relating to the use of Māori language in legal contexts.

These documents include speeches of Māori members of Parliament (Ngā Kōrero Paramete), circular letters and proclamations, and the Native Affairs Committee reports (Reports of the Native Affairs Committee). Also included are a few individual treatises by high profile Pākehā authors (usually Crown-commissioned) to familiarise Māori with certain Western legal concepts. The documents of this category are mainly Crown generated, insofar as they were recorded, translated, commissioned or facilitated by the Crown and often distributed to Māori communities.