The Right Hon. R. J. Seddon's (the Premier of New Zealand) Visit to Tonga, Fiji, Savage Island and the Cook Islands

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J. Mackay, 1900 - Cook Islands - 445 pages
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Page 439 - Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand and its dependencies...
Page 439 - Governor of the Colony of New Zealand, in pursuance and exercise of all powers and authorities enabling me in this behalf, do hereby...
Page 250 - Being pregnant as an unmarried woman. (c.) Card playing. (d.) Placing one's arm round a woman even though the offender have no torch in the other hand. (e.) Trading with a European without permission. (/.) Tattooing or being tattooed. (g.) Going from one village to another on the Sabbath.
Page 253 - ... decreed, but, so far as I can learn , never carried out. The Judges were assisted by a numerous body of Police, appointed by the Ariki, enrolled in the records of the Church, and consisting only of Church members. This police, irresponsible and under no direct control, incessantly spied upon and harrassed the people. The fines that they could extract from delinquents formed their sole pay and were divided at stated intervals between the Ariki, the Judge, and the Police. As an episode of that...
Page 364 - O golden dreams ! O god-like rage of youth ! Quenched in black blood, or the remorseless brine, Alas, so soon. Yet ere They sorrowing went, All-beauteous, to the shadowy realms of Death And unsubstantial Hades, their young souls, Amid the clang of shields and rush of spears, Beneath the deep eyes of the watchful Gods, Drank the delirious wine of Victory ! Thrice happy they, by whom the agony Of withered hopes, of wasted life, of long And vain endeavour after noble ends, Was all unproved. What different...
Page 379 - ... and the British Forces in general. Explosive rockets whizzed and banged overhead, the ship was illuminated with blue-lights, the siren-whistle shrieked and roared, and the noise made was so great that the people ashore (who as yet knew nothing of the cause) must have thought we had gone crazy and were turning the quiet Sunday evening into an occasion for a great theatrical display. The launch took a lot of us ashore to get the schooner's mail sorted, in order that we might get a look at our precious...
Page 406 - ... so, we all work together in the colonies for the commonwealth. (Cheers.) I will leave the larger Imperial question by saying that I look forward, after what has taken place during the last few months, to having in the Imperial Councils at Home representatives from the colonies — (Hear, hear) — in the House of Commons and representatives in the House of Lords. (Loud cheering.) It is now fully demonstrated what is good for the Empire, any troubles that are brought upon...
Page 379 - God save the Queen " with full hearts, cheered gallant Baden-Powell and his men with three times three, and drank the health of our boys at the front in particular and the British Forces in general. Explosive rockets whizzed and banged overhead, the ship was illuminated...
Page 105 - Alas ! that in the Pacific only too often the British warship has been used as the exponent of unreason, when villages have been shelled and innocent people slaughtered because some of the crew of one of the kidnapping, man-catching labour vessels had been killed, or there had been committed some other violence.
Page 253 - ... Ariki, the Judge, and the Police. As an episode of that time, Mana-Rangi, one of the most respected and staunch supporters of the Church throughout his life, assured me that the revolt of the people of which we read, the repeated burnings of the house of Tupe the Judge, and the determined attempts to revert to heathenism, were only caused by the brutality with which the new laws were enforced by the Judge and, police. The most severe public floggings and confinement in wells dug in the ground...

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