No. 223 of 1882.—Petition of Tamati kite Rangi.
Petitioner states that he was principal owner of land called Thauwhareparae, Tologa Bay; that he was induced by the Government Land Purchase Agent to sign a deed of sale, and induced others to do the same, by a promise to him of £500; that he has only received £50; that Mr. Gill had been asked for the money, but in lieu thereof he promised to obtain a pension for petitioner, which, however, has never been granted; and that Captain Porter, Government Agent, had promised him 200 acres of good land, which promise had not been kept.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That on the 20th August, 1880, the Committee, after a full investigation, reported against the claims of the petitioner. The new matter in this petition is the alleged promise of land by Captain Porter. The promise amounted to the grant of a pa, which pa was included in a reserve of 5,000 acres. The Committee has no recommendation to make.