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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That the subject-matter of this petition having been considered by the House, and the Bill in question withdrawn, the Committee do not think it necessary to report specifically on the merits of the various matters referred to by the petitioner; but the Committee are of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,
Chairman.

28th August, 1877.

[Translation.]
Ko te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Rapata Tukere.

E whakahe ana te kai-inoi ki te Ture Whenua Maori i homai i tenei nohoanga o te Runanga; a, e inoi ana ia kia kaua e whakaaetia.

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

Kua oti te whiriwhiri te putake o tenei pukapuka-inoi e te Whare, a kua unuhia taua Ture, koia e kore ai te Komiti e whakaaro kia whai kupu ratou mo nga tikanga o nga mea e whakahuatia ana i roto i taua pukapuka-inoi. Engari e mahara ana te Komiti notemea era ano e hanga he Ture mo nga Whenua Maori me ata whiriwhiri marire e te Whare, e te Kawanatanga hoki nga whakaaro e whakahuatia ana i roto i tenei me etahi atu pukapuka-inoi e rite ana ki tenei.

John Bryce,
Tumuaki.

Akuhata 28, 1877.
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