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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1876.

[Report on the Petition or Hoani Turi te Whatahoro and Another]

Report on the Petition or Hoani Turi te Whatahoro and Another.

Petitioners state that land belonging to them was included in land sold by the Government to Robert Bidwill, of Pihautea, Wairarapa. They pray that the matter be investigated, with a view to the recovery of their land.

I am directed to report as follows:—That it appears probable, from evidence taken by the Committee, that an error has been committed in surveying the boundary of the land referred to in the petition. The Committee recommend that an inquiry be made by the Government, without unnecessary delay, with a view to a remedy being provided, in case it should be proved that injury has been inflicted on the petitioners.

John Bryce,
Chairman.

22nd September, 1876.

[Translation.]
Ko te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Hoani Turi te Whatahoro me tetahi

E ki ana nga kai-inoi kua riro tetahi whenua o ratou ki roto ki tetahi whenua i hokona e te Kawanatanga ki a Robert Bidwill, o Pihautea, Wairarapa, e inoi ana ratou kia kimihia tana tikanga kia taea ai te whakahoki i ta ratou whenua ki a ratou.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei atu ahau ki te Whare:—E kitea ana i runga i nga kupu i whakina i te aroaro o te Komiti he he pea kei te ruritanga o te rohe o te whenua e whakahuatia ana i roto i te pukapuka-inoi. E mea ana te Komiti kia kimihia e te Kawanatanga te tikanga, a kia kaua e whakaroaina noatia, kia ahei te whakarite he whakaoranga mehemea ka kitea kua pa he mate ki nga kai-inoi.

John Bryce,
Tumuaki.

Hepetema 22, 1876.