No. 29 of 1882.—Petition of Tumanako Karamoa and Others.
Petitioners claim Tautahanga as belonging to them and Tawhiao, and desire that all petitions from the ten persons in the block may be suppressed.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That, though the petition is very indefinite, it seems to refer to lands bought under the name of Ngamako by Mr. Tole from the grantees. Mr. Tole and his assigns were long kept out of possession owing to claims set up by the Ngatimaniapotos; but in November, 1880, they were put into occupation by Rewi, which act was confirmed afterwards by Tawhiao. There seems to be no reason for interference by the Government.
No. 29 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a Tumanako Karamoa me etahi atu.
E Ki ana nga kai-pitihana no ratou ko Tawhiao a Tautahanga na e hiahia ana ratou me peehi nga pitihana katoa a te kotahi tekau o roto i te Poraka.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
Ahakoa kaore i te tino marama te pitihana, ko tona tikanga e mea ana mo tetahi whenua i hokona e Tooro (Mr. Tole) i nga tangata o te Karaati ko Ngamako te ingoa. I roa a Tooro me ona o muri i a ia e noho ana kihai i tukua kia eke ki runga ki taua whenua i te mea ko Ngatimaniapoto e tohe ana no ratou te whenua—engari i Noema, 1880, na Rewi tonu i whakapumau a Tooro ma ki runga ki taua whenua, muri mai na Tawhiao. Kaore he take e mea noa atu ai te Kawanatanga.