This article appeared in the Māori-language newspaper Te Waka Maori on 30 October 1878. It refers to the Electoral Act 1878, which allowed Māori voters to vote on both the Māori and general electoral rolls. In both Māori and English, the article states that 'we ourselves are opposed to the Maori dual vote. We do not believe it to be a measure calculated to promote the welfare of the Maori either politically or socially. We are sure it will create jealousy and ill-feeling between the Pakeha and the Maori ...' The dual vote for Māori lasted until 1893.
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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Waka Maori o Niu Tireni, 30 October, 1878, p. 1-3
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