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Proclamation of peace, 1865

Proclamation of peace, 1865

At the end of the Waikato war, Governor George Grey issued this proclamation that pardoned Māori, with some notable exceptions. The exceptions included those who were thought to have killed the missionary Carl Völkner at Ōpōtiki, and the government agent James Fulloon at Whakatāne. Grey also announced that the government was sending an expedition to the Bay of Plenty in pursuit of those who had killed Fulloon and Völkner. As a consequence of this expedition Ngāti Awa lost over 100,000 hectares of land in confiscations.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Gazette, no. 35 (5 September 1865): 267–9.

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Layne Harvey, 'Ngāti Awa - The 19th and 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/3635/proclamation-of-peace-1865 (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Layne Harvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017