- Te Whiti was charged with:
- The 'inflammatory words' alleged were:
- naku te whenua (the land belongs to me).
- In April 1882, Te Whiti and Tohu were transferred to Addington gaol in Christchurch.
- In May, the Native Minister introduced the West Coast Peace Preservation Act 1882, allowed for the indefinite imprisonment of Te Whiti and Tohu and rendered their trial 'unnecessary'.
- It also made any group of more than 50 Maori assembling on the west coast liable to arrest and imprisonment.
- Also, the Indemnity Act 1882 indemnified those who, in the action taken to 'preserve the peace', might have exceeded their legal powers.
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