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.
No. 219 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a Rangi Tuataka.
E Ki ana nga kai-pitihana ko to ratou matua ko Takerei Waitara no Ngatipaniapoto, nana i tuku atu te whenua i Taranaki i te taha ki te tonga o Parininihi kia Wiremu Kiingi. Engari i mau tonu ano ki a ia te mana o taua whenua, no muri mai nei ka riro te whenua, i te rau-patu, na kei te whakahokia etahi o aua whenua i naianei ki nga Maori. E inoi ana kia whakahokia tetahi taha o te whenua kia ratou.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
Mehemea e whaitake ana nga kai-pitihana ki etahi whenua i roto i te rau-patu, me tone atu e ratou ki te Komihana mo te Tai Hauauru ki etahi atu hunga tika ranei.