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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