Story: Te Whakatōhea

Proclamation, 1865

Proclamation, 1865

In this ‘proclamation of peace’ the governor, Sir George Grey, indicates the government’s intention to confiscate Te Whakatōhea lands as punishment for the murder of the missionary Carl Völkner and the interpreter James Fulloon. Eventually 144,000 acres (58,000 hectares) were confiscated on this premise.

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Reference: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (New Zealand), 1866, A–9.

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Ranginui Walker, 'Te Whakatōhea - From European contact to today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/3694/proclamation-1865 (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017