Mr. Surveyor G. F. Swainson to the Under-Secertary, Native Department.
In accordance with your request I have the honour to forward a return I have prepared of all Crown grants made to Natives in fulfilment of promises made by the Government on the purchase of lands in the Wairarapa District. The return also shows the ungranted reserves of the same class. I also forward a draft general return of grants made within the province.
I have, &c.,
Return of all Crown Grants made to Natives in the Peovince of Wellington under "The Crown Grants Act (No. 2), 1862," with Special Wairarapa Reserves granted and not granted, to 30th June, 1857.
|Block.||No. of Section on Plan.||Area.||Name of Native whom Granted.||Nature of Reserve.||Issued.||Not issued.||Remarks.|
|Awahou||11||9||0||7||Ibakara||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||10||4||2||0||Keremeneta||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||9||4||0||25||Arona||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||8||3||2||11||Natana||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||7||6||2||10||Kereopa Ngatahuna||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||6||1||1||25||Teira Ngawhanga||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||5||2||0||0||Ahenata Kuruho and Kereopa Ngatahuna||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||3||1||1||12||Mohi||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||4||0||2||12||Nepia Taratoa and Kereopa Ngatahuna||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||1||3||0||0||Nepia Taratoa||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||7||219||0||0||T. U. Cook (in trust)||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||5||197||0||0||Ditto||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||6||122||0||0||Ditto||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|Ditto||2||1||1||0||Porokuou||Special reserve made in purchase.||Issued.|
|West Coast District.|
|Wainui||8||50||0||0||Tamati te Pakiki||Not||Grant prepared from insufficient survey. Will require correction under Crown Grants Act.|
|Ditto||10||2||2||4||Henry Flugent||Issd.||page 68|
|Ditto||20||100||0||0||Meihana te Otaota||Not||Originally reserved for Te Kanamu (deceased). Grant prepared in favour of next of kin, but disputed. Case brought under "The Native Lands Act, 1865."|
|Ditto||24||116||0||0||Heirs of Maika Pawakau||Issued.|
|Kahutara||70||100||0||0||Wi Tamihana Hiko||Issued.|
|Ditto||71||100||0||0||Wi Tamihana Tamihikoia||Issued.|
|Warekaka||63||10||2||0||Manihera te Rangita||Issued.|
|Ditto||12 pl.||255||0||0||Kaiwaho te Rangita||Issued.|
|Turanganui||65||2,840||0||0||Raniera te Iho||Special.||Issued.|
|Settlement of Masterton||108||50||0||0||Rihara Taka||Special.||Not||Native absent at Turanga. Case paper in Native Office.|
|Otahua||3||100||0||0||Tamati te Kokiri||Special.||Not||Grant prepared, but waiting provincial survey of adjacent land.|
|Te Whiti||2||147||0||0||Hanuera Pakaiahi||Special.||Iss.|
|Whareama||394||1,150||0||0||Piripi Iharaira and Riwai Tamati||Special.||Iss.|
|Awhea Block||525||0||0||Nekorima and Heremaia||Special.||Iss.|
|Ditto||500||0||0||Hoera te Whakataka||Special.||Iss.|
Special Reserves not granted (Wairarapa District).
|Block.||No. of Section on Plan.||Area.||Name of Native to whom granted.||Nature of reserve.||Issued.||Not issued.||Remarks.|
|Maungaparaki||50||0||0||Tamaiti Heke||*||In course of preparation. Surveyed.|
|Whareama, East Coast||500||0||0||Piripi Iharaira and others||*||Surveyed (?). Other claimants' names wanted for insertion in grant.|
|Wereta's, Pahaua||500||0||0||Hoera Wakataka and others||*||Ditto.|
|Opaki||40||0||0||Paul Stone||*||Surveyed. Paul Stone, deceased. Succession to be proved under Native Lands Act.|
|Ditto||200||0||0||Ditto||Surveyed. Purchase form Succession to be proved under Native Lands Act.|
|Tuitarata||100||01||0||Retimona and Tetitiha.|
|Hautotara||20||0||0||Te Kepa and others||*||Surveyed. Other claimants' names wanted.|
|Whareama, E.C.||500||0||0||Piripi Iharaira and others||*||Ditto.|
|Arangi te Kur||200||0||0||Matiaha Mokai||*||Purchase from Crown. Grant issues from Crown Lands Office, Wellington, for individual made in cession of territory to the Crown.|
The above are, I think, all the special reserves in the Wairarapa District for which grants have been promised by the Government at the time of purchase of the blocks within which they are situate, or at a subsequent date.
The general reserves are numerous, and can only be individualized by operation of Native Lands Act or of some other tribunal appointed by the Government in case the Native title is deemed to have been extinguished.
For general reserves see return of all Native reserves in Appendix to Journals, and in Report of Land Purchase Department.
George F. Swainson,
Late Commissioner of Native Reserves.
* Condition of sale