Object #1026172 from MS-Papers-0032-0001
From: Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0001 (21 digitised items). Memos and correspondence with George Clarke, the Chief Protector of Aborigines, including draft reports by McLean on his meetings with Maori relating to disputes and negotiations over land.Also includes translation of a letter (1844) from Te Wherowhero to the Taranaki chiefs urging them not to follow Te Rauparaha's example of confrontation refering to the Wairau conflict (1839) and notes of a meeting between Ngamotu Maori and McLean, 27 Sep 1844.
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A special case.
I am willing to waive the right of Pre-emption over the tract of land known by the name of Waimai and the Tumu - near Mahurangi - on the terms specified in the Gazette.
The above tract may be considered fifty acres - more or less - at all events I will consider it to be no more - untillit shall have been surveyed hereafter. The fees to be paid now would therefore amount only to ten pounds - whatever may be the extent of the tract.
April 22, 1844.
Supposing the tract of land to contain more than fifty acres - the additional fees may be paid after a survey has been made - some time hence. R. F.
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Would his Excellency dispense with the surveying and say how much for a Crown Title for the piece as defined by its natural boundaries - marked on the plans.
(In pencil) The Governor cannot dispense with the regulations - but he will postpone the survey for a time - so as to put off the completion of the payment -
The Governor is desirous that the Good old Chief should not go away totally disappointed.
Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0001 (21 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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