No. 32, Session I.—Petition of Paramene Oneone.
The petitioner, who is a Native of Hawke's Bay, states that about the year 1869 he signed a deed of mortgage, by means of which he has been stripped of his land; and that the result is due to no fault of his own, as the meaning of the deed was not made clear to him. Petitioner further states that it is alleged that he signed a conveyance for land called Raukawa West, but that he has no knowledge of having signed any deed other than the mortgage above referred to. He affirms that he and others have been defrauded of their lands through having been supplied with drink by a person who swore falsely to the contrary before a Committee of the Legislative Council. The petitioner alleges that he has attempted to punish that person through the law-courts, but that for various reasons, one of which is the inability of the petitioner to cause the production in evidence of the official records of the Legislative Council, he has not succeeded in doing so. He therefore prays the House to cause or assist in causing John Gibson Kinross to be prosecuted; and that the petitioner may receive consideration for the expenses which he has incurred in attempting such prosecution as above stated; and, further, that the wrongs suffered by himself and co-grantees may be inquired into and redress afforded.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the Committee are of opinion that this petition should he allowed to stand over until next session, in order that it may receive a more careful consideration.
No. 32, Session I.—Te Pitihana a Paramene Oneone.
Ko te kai-pitihana he Maori no Haku Pei e ki ana i te tau 1869 i tuhi ia i tona ingoa ki tetahi pukapuka mokete no reira i riro ai tona whenua ehara i te mea nona ake te he kaore hoki i whakamaramatia ki a ia te tikanga o taua pukapuka—ka ki ano te kai-pitihana e meatia ana i tuhi ia i tona ingoa ki tetahi pukapuka hoko o Raukawa West. A ki a ia kaore ona mohio ki tona tuhinga ki tetahi atu pukapuka ko te mokete ra anake. E ki ana ia i tinihangatia ia me etahi atu i o ratou whenua i runga i te tuku waipiro ki a ratou e tetahi tangata, ko taua tangata nei i oati teka ki te aroaro o tetahi Komiti o te Runanga Whakatakoto Ture i mea kaore i peratia. E ki ana te kai-pitihana i anga ia ki te mea kia tau he whiu ki runga ki taua tangata i roto i nga Kooti o te ture engari na etahi take ano i kore ai e taea e ia. Ko tetahi o aua take nei ko tona kore kaore e kaha ki te mea kia whakaputaina nga korero tuhituhi a te Kaunihera Whakatakoto Ture. Heoi ka page 27inoi ia ma te Whare e whakahaere he tikanga whakawa mo Hone Kipihana Keneroihi, a kia whakaarohia o ana moni i pau i runga i te whakahaere whakawa pera. Na ko nga mate hoki e tau ana ki a ia me ona hoa o roto i te Karauna kataati kia ata tirohia a ka whakaputa i tetahi whakaora.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
E whakaaro ana te Komiti kia tukua tenei pitihana kia tarewa mo tera Paremete kia taea ai te ata whiriwhiri i reira.