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An Epitome of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs and Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand

No. 20. — [Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]

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No. 20.
[Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]

Death of His Excellency Governor Hobson. Colonial Secretary's Office, Auckland, 10th September 1842.

His Excellency Governor Hobson departed this life at Government House, at Auckland, this morning at a quarter past 12 o'clock a.m. In consequence of this lamented event no business will be transacted this day at the public offices, and they will remain closed until the remains of His Excellency shall have been interred. The ceremony of the funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 13th instant at 1 o'clock p.m., when the presence of all public functionaries is required, and the attendance of all other persons, who may be desirous of testifying their respect, is requested.

(For the Colonial Secretary:)

James Stuaet FReeman.