Governor George Grey issued this proclamation dated 11 July 1863 to the 'chiefs of the Waikato'. It warned that any 'natives' who were 'in arms' would forfeit their rights to their lands. The next day British forces crossed the Mangatāwhiri Stream and entered Waikato territory. The Waikato war had begun.
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Reference: New Zealand Gazette (15 July 1863): 277
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