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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

Report on Petition of Hoani Enoka (No. 1)

Report on Petition of Hoani Enoka (No. 1).

The petitioner, as a member of the Rangitane tribe, prays that his title to a reserve, said to have been promised him by the late Sir Donald McLean, should be recognized.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That this petition is similar in effect to one presented last session from the same petitioner, and reported on as follows:—"That such evidence as the Committee have been able to obtain goes to show that no such promise as that referred to in the petition was ever made, and the Committee cannot therefore recommend the prayer of the petitioner to the favourable consideration of the House." The Committee see no reason to alter the resolution arrived at by the Native Affairs Committee of last session.

John Bryce,

17th October, 1877.