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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,
Chairman.

10th August, 1877.
page 5

[Translation.]
Ko te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Tanira Paerau me ona hoa tekaumarua.

E tono ana nga kai-inoi mo etahi koata eka i Matata i whakatakotoria hei Taone a i toe i te hokonga karangaranga ki Tauranga i te tau 1868, kia wehewehea ki nga hapu o te Arawa i runga i te kupu whakaari a te Komihana o reira ai.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei atu ahau ki te Whare:—

Ko nga tono a nga kai-inoi kua ea i runga i nga tikanga o "Te Ture Hoko Whenua i Richmond (Matata) 1870," a mehemea ka whakamana nga tikanga o taua ture ka rite ki to te tika, ka ea hoki pea nga hiahia o nga kai-inoi. Koia i mea ai te Komiti kia tere te whakamana a te Kawanatanga i te 13 o nga rarangi o taua ture kua whakahuatia i runga ake nei.

John Bryce,
Tumuaki.

Akuhata 10, 1877.