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Three Maori chiefs were on Monday introduced to the Colonial Secretary by the Bishop of Nelson, in order to present a memorial bearing on the recent treatment of Te Whiti. They complained of the non-fulfilment of distinct promises, and asked for the appointment of an English Commission of Inquiry. Lord Kimberley explained that, while the Queen took great interest in the welfare of her Maori subjects, she considered the interests of the colony better attended to by arrangements made on the spot.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.87