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Volume 172: debated on Friday 17 July 1863

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said, he wished to ask, Whether any Despatches have been received at the Colonial Office with reference to the disturbances in New Zealand; and, if so, whether there will be any objection to lay them upon the table?

said, that Despatches had been received at the Colonial Office which, he was sorry to say, confirmed in the main the accounts which had appeared in the public prints of that morning of the unexpected outrage committed by a body of natives at Taranaki. He believed there would be no objection to produce a portion of the Papers.