Kōrero: Self-government and independence

Invoice to the British government

Because the British government controlled Māori affairs, it was liable for the costs of fighting the New Zealand wars. This is an invoice for piloting services provided to the HMS Eclipse in August 1865. The frigate served as part of the ‘Waikato flotilla’, a group of warships that protected vessels travelling the Waikato River. Pinned to the invoice is a note saying ‘Charge on Imperial Government’.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: T61 12 22

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Controlling Māori affairs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/32931/invoice-to-the-british-government (accessed 19 September 2021)

He kōrero nā W. David McIntyre, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012