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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

Report on Petition of Rapata Tukere

Report on Petition of Rapata Tukere.

Petitioner objects to the Native Land Bill introduced during the present session, and prays that it be not passed.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the subject-matter of this petition having been considered by the House, and the Bill in question withdrawn, the Committee do not think it necessary to report specifically on the merits of the various matters referred to by the petitioner; but the Committee are of opinion that, in view of future legislation on the subject of Native lands, the opinions expressed in this and other petitions of a similar character deserve the careful consideration of the House and the Government.

John Bryce,

28th August, 1877.