Object #1008157 from MS-Papers-0032-0030
3 pages written 1 Nov 1870 by Sir Donald McLean
From: Native Minister - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0030 (32 digitised items). Includes a letter in Maori with translation for an article in Waka Maori newspaper
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I fail to see the force of the arguments adduced by Mr. Gillies, so long as the Provincial Government is responsible for the peace and good order of the inhabitants, it is clearly its duty to provide for the safe custody of lunatics of whatever race,nation, or colour.
In settled districts, and as colonisation extends, the natives become practically subject to the same laws as the Europeans. The exceptional legislation only applies to remote districts.
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Endowments were intended as such for the benefit of the natives as of the Europeans. and they are equally as well entitled to admission to that Institution as any of the inhabitants, and should receive the same care and treatment; but while disagreeing with the views adduced by Mr. Gillies, I see no objection as the practice has obtained, of making special contributions, or
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an allowance being made to meet cases all such cases of native patients admitted by order of the General Government Agent, Auckland, or Civil Commissioner, at the fixed sum of 1/6 per diem,
for each patient admitted.
November 1st. 1870.
Native Minister - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0030 (32 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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