This is the final section of a petition delivered to Queen Victoria in 1884 by Tāwhiao, the Māori king, and a number of other rangatira. The petition called for a Māori parliament and a commission of inquiry into land confiscations. It was referred back to the New Zealand government, which dismissed it. This petition was one of a number of 19th-century attempts by Māori to redress injustices under the Treaty of Waitangi. They were generally unsuccessful.
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Reference: Pererika H. Peneha, He kupu whakaatu. London: Gilbert and Rivington, 1884 (BIM 1101-14)
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