No. 219 of 1882.—Petition of Rangi Tuataka and Another.
Petitioners state that their father, Takerei Waitara, a member of the Ngatimaniopoto Tribe, had given the land in Taranaki, southward of Parininihi, into the occupation of Wiremu Kingi, but still kept his right over it; that this land had been since confiscated, and that part of it is now being returned to the Maoris. They pray that a piece of land may be returned to them.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That if the petitioners have a claim within the confiscated boundary, they should make it before the West Coast Commissioner, or other proper tribunal.