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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.

[Translation.]
No. 71 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi ai Motutara.

E Whakahe ana te kai-pitihana mo te kore kaore i hoatu ki a ia nga whenua o ona matua, i runga i te mea i uru nga matua ki te mau patu, na ko etahi atu pera ano me ia te ahua i hoatu he whenua ki a ratou. Heoi e inoi ana te kai-pitihana kia whakaorangia tona mate.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—

E mea ana te Komiti me whakaaro te Kawanatanga me kore ranei e taea te whakarite te tono a te kai-pitihana i raro i te tekihana tua-wha o" te Ture mo nga Whenua Rau-patu O Waikato, 1880" i runga i tera kupu he uri no tetahi tangata i uru ki te mau patu—a ka whakahaere i runga i tena. Ko te whakaaro a te Komiti ko nga Karaati e mahia ana me motuhake ano ki te tangata e whakaorangia ana.

11 Hurae, 1882.