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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

[Report on Petition of Rahera Tiwaia]

Report on Petition of Rahera Tiwaia.

The petitioner states that previous to the rebellion she was entitled in her own right to two thousand acres of land in the Waitotara District, but that, although she has always been loyal, and in the time of war saved the lives of two Europeans, her land has been confiscated, 400 acres only having been awarded to her by the Compensation Court. She prays for relief.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the alleged claim of the petitioner must have been investigated at the sittings of the Compensation Court referred to in the petition at which she was awarded 400 acres of land. The Committee do not feel able to review satisfactorily the decision of that Court, and moreover the petitioner has produced no evidence in support of her claim.

John Bryce,
Chairman.

November 13th, 1877.

[Translation.]
Ko te kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Rahera Tiwaia.

E ki ana te kia-inoi i mua atu o te whawhai e rua mano eka whenua ona ake i te Takiwa o Waitotara, engari ahakoa i te noho pai ia a e rua hoki nga pakeha i whakaorangia e ia kua riro tona whenua mo te hara o te iwi e 400 ano nga eka i hoatu mana e te Kooti whakawa i nga mea pera, e inoi ana ia kia tirohia paitia tana tono.

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

Ko te tono a te Kai-inoi i whiriwhiria ano e te Kooti whiriwhiri i nga tono pera a hoatu ana e taua Kooti e 400 eka mana ko te mahara a te Komiti e kore e pai ta ratou whiriwhiri i te whakatau a taua Kooti, tetahi take hoki kahore he whakaaturanga hei tautoko i tana tono.

John Bryce,
Tumuaki.

Nowema 13, 1877.