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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 71 of 1882.—Petition of Motutara

No. 71 of 1882.—Petition of Motutara.

Petitioner complains that the lands of his parents were not given to him because the old people had been in rebellion, whilst others similarly circumstanced had received land. He prays for redress.

I am directed to report as follows:—

The Committee recommends Government to consider whether this person's claim might not be settled under the fourth clause of" The Waikato Confiscated Lands Act, 1880," as a descendant of a person in rebellion, and to act accordingly. The Committee considers it to be very desirable that any grant made should be in severalty to the individuals relieved.

11th July, 1882.