Wellington, N.Z. : Government Print, 1873.
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2 v. :,ill., maps (some fold.) ;,34 cm.
Vol. 2 has imprint: Nelson, New Zealand, 1872.
Two sets photocopied from the originals in the Library, with one set of 16 folding maps bound separately, 62 x 80 cm.
Includes chronology and index.
Vol. 1. Abstract of purchases made in the South Island. Public documents relating to the establishment of the colony of New Zealand. Commissioner Spain's report and award on the New Zealand Company's purchase of the Nelson district. Nanto-Bordelaise claim, Bank's Peninsula. Return of land claims in the South Island. Otakou purchase and correspondence; Dunedin and Port Chalmers reserves correspondence; Lighthouse reserve, Taiaroa Head, correspondence. Wairau purchase. Kemp's purchase and correspondence; Mr. Mantell's report on the geology of a portion of the Middle Island; Complaint by Matiaha Tiramorehu respecting the insufficiency of the reserves set apart for the natives within Kemp's purchase; Correspondence relative to the Hakataramea reserve, Canterbury; Correspondence relative to the exchange of other land in lieu of the Kakaunui reserve, Otago; Correspondence relative to claims to Kaitorete, Canterbury.
Captain Stoke's report on the capabilities of Port Cooper as a settlement. Port Cooper and Port Levy purchases, with correspondence. Captain Stoke's report on the southern part of New Munster. Murihiku purchase, and correspondence. Pakawau purchase, north of Aorere, Massacre Bay. Middle Island purchases, and correspondence; Correspondence concerning the native reserve at West Wanganui, Nelson; Correspondence concerning White's Bay reserve, Wairau; Adjustment of the boundary of the native reserve at Wakapuaka; Correspondence relative to the relinquishment of certain sections at Motupipi, Massacre Bay, in favour of the natives --
Vol. 2. Mr. Hamilton's purchase. Kaikoura purchase and correspondence. Arahura purchase and correspondence; Correspondence relative to the right to take roads through the native reserve at Arahura. Stewart's Island purchase and correspondence; Correspondence relative to the setting apart of 2000 acres in Southland, in terms of the said purchase. Memorandum on the Middle Island question; Correspondence between Mr. Mantell and the Secretary of State for the Colonies relative to the same; Mr. Clarke's report on the condition of the Ngaitahu tribe. Memorandum by Mr. Rolleston on the Kaiapoi reserve, Canterbury; Papers relative to the setting apart of additional land at Puharakekenui and Taumutu, Canterbury. Correspondence respecting the purchase of a site for a hostelry at Lyttelton, Canterbury. Reports on the condition of the natives in the South Island, by officers of the Native Department.
Papers relative to the establishment of schools in the South Island. Proceedings of the Native Land Court in the southern provinces. Papers relative to native reserves in the South Island, giving a history of the one-tenths set apart by the New Zealand Company, together with a full return of all reserves set apart for the natives. Census of the native population in the South Island. List of all Acts of Parliament connected with the early days of the colony, together with an analysis of Acts specially affecting the aborigines. Schedule of Deeds.