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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

Report on Petition of Tanira Paerau and 12 Others

Report on Petition of Tanira Paerau and 12 Others.

The petitioners pray that certain quarter-acre sections at Matata, Bay of Plenty, which were laid off as a township, and which were unsold at the auction sale held at Tauranga in 1868, may be divided among the hapus of the Arawa, as promised by the then Commissioner.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the claims of the petitioners appear to be provided for by "The Richmond Land Sales Act, 1870," which, if given effect to, would meet the justice of the case, and probably the wishes of the petitioners. The Committee, therefore, recommend that the Government should carry out the provisions of section 13 of the above-mentioned Act with as little delay as possible.

John Bryce,

10th August, 1877.
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