Object #1003355 from MS-Papers-0032-0183
From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860
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Letter from T.G.B.
to A. McCaskill
dated 31st. July 1856.
COPY. Confidential. Government House Auckland
31st. July 1856
I beg the favour of your opinion upon the following subject; and also the permission to use that opinion, in writing to the Secretary of State, should it be found advisable to do so. -
1. Could the management of Native Affairs, including the appointment
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of, and correspondence with, all persons employed therein, be conceeded to the Governor's responsible advisers, - consisting of a Ministry chosen from the elected representatives of the Europeans, and liable to be changed at frequent and uncertain periods, upon political grounds, - reserving to the Governor a veto in all cases, and a recommendation in reference to expenditure?
2. Would any ill effects result from the participated responsibility involved in such a change in the system of administering Native Affairs?
3. If you consider that evil would
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result from such participated responsibility, are you of opinion that the entire management of native affairs, including the appointment of, and correspondence with, all persons employed therein; and the possession and disposal of funds sufficient for the purpose, - should be reserved to Her Majesty's representative, distinctly and entirely?
I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
Thomas Gore Browne.
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
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