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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 48 of 1882.—Petition of Ruta. Manuahura Tapsell

No. 48 of 1882.—Petition of Ruta. Manuahura Tapsell.

Petitioner states that in 1877 she had petitioned for land; that Captain Mair had been appointed to examine into her claim, and had advised that she should receive 75 acres; that she thought this award insufficient, and applied for more near Maketu; that Government had offered her 75 acres in the Waikato country, and that to this she strongly objects. Petitioner prays that she should receive either Waipahihi, or 150 acres at Maketu, or other compensation.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the Government proposition to give 75 acres was liberal, and that it is the fault of the petitioner herself that she is not in possession. The Committee has no recommendation to make.

15th June, 1882.