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NEW ZEALAND QUESTION
RIGHTS OF ABORIGINES.
T. C. NEWBY, 72, MORTIMER STREET,
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[Signed by the author.]
[The Revd. W. Ellis
From the Author.
A token of respect for his exertions on behalf of the Aborigines of New Zealand.
L. A. Chamerovzow]
The following Pages are sent forth with a view of calling Public attention to the present state of New Zealand, and are addressed to all who feel an interest in the subject of Colonization, and who believe in the importance of urging upon the Legislature the necessity of immediately adopting a more systematic, a less exclusive, and a more economical policy.
LOUIS ALEXIS CHAMEROVZOW.
CAMBERWELL, 31st July, 1848.
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Introduction; and comprising a brief history of New Zealand, from the period of its discovery to that of its becoming a British Colony.
On the "Right by Discovery;" particularly in reference to an already peopled country: to wit, New Zealand.
How "Right by Discovery" is perfected; and how Great Britain renounced those which She is assumed to have had, in relation to New Zealand.
Under what conditions Great Britain acquired the Sovereignty over New Zealand. The Treaty of Waitangi.
The Treaty of Waitangi and its Provisions.
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Observations on the Treaty of Waitangi.
On the abstract principles of Land-tenure, and the Land-rights of Aborigines.
New Zealand under Governors Hobson, Shortland, and Fitzroy. The Land-Question.
The Charter of 1846, and its accompanying Letter of Instructions.
A few last words. Summary.