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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

[No. 135 of 1882.—Petition of Susan Boyes.]

No. 135 of 1882.—Petition of Susan Boyes.

Petitioner complains that forty acres of land, called Waiari, that had been given to her by her relatives in 1856, had been got from her by fraud in 1858, and that upon applying to the Native Land Court for redress the Court had refused to entertain her claim. She asks that either the land or its value (alleged to be £200) should be secured to her.

I am directed to report as follows:—

As no new evidence has been adduced, the Committee repeats its report of last year, as follows: "The Government seems to have made minute inquiries into this case, which resulted in the conclusion that Mrs. Boyes had no claim. The land has been for many years held under Crown grant." The Committee has no recommendation to make.

29th June, 1882.

[Translation.]
No. 135 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a Huhana Poihi.

E Ki ana te kai-pitihana ko tetahi whenua ko Waiari e 40 eka i hoatu e ona whanaunga ki a ia i te tau 1856 i tangohia tinihangatia atu i a ia i te tau 1858, a no tona tononga atu ki te Kooti Whenua Maori kia wnakatikaia ia kihai te Kooti i whakarongo. Na e inoi ana ia kia hoatu ki a ia taua whenua kia hoatu nga utu tika o taua whenua (e kiia ana e £200).

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Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—

I te mea kaore ano he korero kia tukua mai ka tuaruatia ano e te Komiti tana whakatau o tera tau, ara:—"E kitea ana kua ata whiriwhiria ano e te Kawanatanga taua mea, a ko te mutunga o taua whiriwhiri he whakatau i te kore take o Huhana Poihi. Kua maha nga tau e takoto kore Karauna karaati ana taua whenua heoi kaore he kupu a te Komiti."

29 Hune, 1882.