No. 121.—Petition of Hipa te Maiharoa and Others (No. 1).
Petitioners state that that they are Natives of Waitaki, and claim that the purchases made in the Middle Island only extended to what could be seen from the coast, and that, therefore, they have a right to certain lands from which they say they have been removed wrongfully. They ask for investigation.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the petitioners have offered no evidence in this case, and the Committee has no recommendation to make.