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MAORI KING MOVEMENT
FULL REPORT OF THE NATIVE MEETINGS
HELD AT WAIKATO,
APRIL AND MAY, 1860.
PUBLISHED AT THE "NEW-ZEALANDER" OFFICE.
SOLD ALSO BY MR. MABERLY AND MR. CHAPMAN, BOOKSELLERS, QUEEN STREET, AND AT MR, LAW'S, PARNELL.
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To preserve the history of an important movement among the Native tribes of this country, and also to furnish the friends of Christian Missions with correct information on the bearing of that movement, upon the social and religious progress of the Maori race, are the objects of the following pages. The information given has been obtained by personal intercourse with the Natives, and the addresses are published from notes taken at the time of delivery. It is hoped that the frank expression of Native views contained in those addresses, literally translated, will furnish the public with the means of ascertaining the opinions of the Native tribes on the subjects that are now occupying the Native mind, and disturbing the amity that has so long existed between the races.
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ORIGIN. --Hongi Hiku--Matini te Whiwhi--Taranaki land league--Present King Movement--First meeting at Taupo, 1856--Meeting at Paetai, 1857--Ihumatao--Election of Potatau--Meeting at Ngaruawahia, 1858--Installation of Potatau--Meeting at Rangiaohia--Subjects discussed.............3-15.
OBJECTS. --Important in their bearing on the progress of the race--Law--Mana of the Chiefs--Manorial rights--Desire for Independence--Preservation of the land--Reasons for the land league--Missionary influence...........16-22.
PROFESSED PRINCIPLES OF ACTION. --Three Mottoes, Christianity, Love, and Law--These Mottoes attractive--How far are these principles being worked out?--Can these professions be relied upon?..............22-26.
PROGRESS. --Gradual advancement--Land Squabbles an opening for recommending the scheme--Waiuku meeting, 1860--Potatau's proclamation-- Ngatiruanui present their allegiance to the Maori King--Taranaki War-- Speeches delivered at Ngaruawahia, April, 1860--War Expedition to Taranaki--Attack on Mr. Parris--Great Meeting of the Waikato tribes, May, 1860--Address of the Superintendent of Auckland Province to Potatau--Preliminary korero--Arrival of the Waikato tribes--Speeches-- Distribution of food--Speeches--Address of D. McLean, Esq.--Review of subjects discussed--Erection of new Flag--staff--Extent of progress.............27-62.
RESULTS. --Opinion of the King party--The Moderate party--The Conservatives--Results as viewed by Europeans--Is diverting attention from useful and profitable results--Called out young men--Disturbed amicable feeling between the races--Effects on Moral and Social advancement--Suggestions...............62-67.
PROBABLE FUTURE. --Folly of attempting to put it down by force of arms--Contains the Elements of its own dissolution--Meeting at Kawhia--Dissatisfaction with the King party--The Movement may be controlled and absorbed--Prospective meeting of Chiefs...............67-71.
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