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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 101 of 1882.—Petition of Tamati te Wera and 4 Others

No. 101 of 1882.—Petition of Tamati te Wera and 4 Others.

Petitioners complain that the Wellington City Reserves have not been managed for their benefit, and complain of frauds. That in consequence of this fraud they had taken possession of the land, to recover which an action of ejectment is pending in the Supreme Court. They ask that Natives should be joined with the Governor's delegate in administering the trust, and that they should be heard by counsel at the bar of the House.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the Committee does not consider it advisable to make any special report upon the petition, inasmuch as the subject-matter thereof is now in litigation in the Supreme Court.

31st July, 1882.