To Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith,
With humble duty,
Whereas the sixth day of February is the anniversary of both Your Majesty's succession to the Throne in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in the year eighteen hundred and forty:
And whereas Your Majesty's loyal subjects, the Maori people of New Zealand, desire to commemorate the honour of Your visit on that anniversary with a gift:
And whereas Your Majesty has graciously agreed to accept a gift which can be utilised to the benefit and in the interest of the Maori and other people of New Zealand:
Now therefore the Maori people of New Zealand do hereby institute and present to Your Majesty a fellowship to be known, in accordance with the gracious approval of Your Majesty heretofore duly given, as the Queen Elizabeth the Second Postgraduate Fellowship of New Zealand, to be devoted, in accordance with the wishes of Your Majesty, to the advancement of the Maori people so that all the people of New Zealand may benefit; the fellowship to be awarded equally between graduates who are Maoris and those who are not Maoris at a rate equivalent to one award in each year, to be of a value not exceeding one thousand pounds, and to be administered by the Maori Education Foundation.