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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

[Report on Petition of H. M. Rangitakaiwaho and 166 Others]

Report on Petition of H. M. Rangitakaiwaho and 166 Others.

This petition contains numerous objections to "The Native Land Court Bill, 1877."

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That the subject-matter of this petition having been considered by the House, and the Bill in question withdrawn, the Committee do not think it necessary to report specifically on the merits of page 16the various matters referred to by the petitioners. 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.

11th September, 1877.

[Translation.]
Ko te kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a H. M. Rangitakaiwaho me ona hoa 166.

He maha nga kupu whakahe i roto i tenei pukapuka-inoi, mo "Te Pire Kooti Whenua Maori, 1877."

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.

Hepetema 11, 1877.