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On This Day (5/31/1884): In 1884 Tawhiao I, leader of the Waikato tribes and the second Maori King (Matutaera Te Pukepuke Te Paue Te Karato Te-a-Potatau Tawhiao) traveled to London to try and persuade Queen Victoria to honor the Treaty of Waitangi. Upon arrival, the Queen refused to meet with him, and instead Lord Derby, Secretary of State for the Colonies, met him and said it was a New Zealand problem. Returning to New Zealand the Premier, Robert Stout, insisted that all events happening prior to 1863 were the responsibility of the Imperial Government