No. 396, Sess. II., 1884.—Petition of Hireaka Tiripa Turei and 2 Others.
Petitioners state that certain lands called Taramarama and Ruakitiri were bought by the Government, and that they have not yet received any money for such.
I am directed to report as follows: That the petitioners were not found to be owners by the Native Land Court. (See decisions of Court published on pages 164-5 Kahiti of 1876, or the memorials of ownership in Crown Lands Office, Hawke's Bay, vol. i., folios 45 and 77.) The Committee has been informed that the petitioners were children and orphans at the time of the sitting of the Court, and that their interests were probably thus overlooked or sacrificed. They have no land anywhere. The Committee recommends that Government should make inquiry into this case and act with such consideration as may seem desirable.