Object #1015378 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

1 page written 5 Mar 1849 by Edward John Eyre to Alfred Domett

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 digitised items). Contains papers dealing with the purchase of Maori land; in particular, there are official papers about `Old Land Claims' (ie pre Treaty of Waitangi); there is also extensive correspondence about the purchase of land in the Rangitikei area from Ngati Apa, and a related dispute about ownership between Ngati Apa and Ngati Raukawa; there is also a letter from Henry Tiffin outlining the concerns of Wairarapa Maori about an invasion by Ngati Toa Also includes translation of a letter by the Ngati Toa outlining the boundaries of land ceded to the Crown in 1847.

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English (ATL)

The Lieutenant Governor, Instructions to Mr. McLean, relative to retaining right of road through Native Reserves. dated 5th. March 1849.

COPY
Mr. Domett,

Write to Mr. McLean, and state that whenever he enters into negotiations with Natives for the sale of their lands, and arranges that certain tracts and Reserves are to be set apart for them also, and their children, he must not forget the importance of securing on account of the Government, the power of carrying any public roads through such Reserves, whenever it may be found necessary to do so, for the general good of the community.

(Signed)
S. Eyre.

English (ATL)

The Lieutenant Governor, Instructions to Mr. McLean, relative to retaining right of road through Native Reserves. dated 5th. March 1849.

COPY
Mr. Domett,

Write to Mr. McLean, and state that whenever he enters into negotiations with Natives for the sale of their lands, and arranges that certain tracts and Reserves are to be set apart for them also, and their children, he must not forget the importance of securing on account of the Government, the power of carrying any public roads through such Reserves, whenever it may be found necessary to do so, for the general good of the community.

(Signed)
S. Eyre.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 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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