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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1879, No. 1.

No. 343, 1878.—Petition of Mata te Pouaru

No. 343, 1878.—Petition of Mata te Pouaru.

Petitioner states that she had large interests in land at Te Wairoa, which was partly confiscated and partly included in Mr. Josiah Hamlin's purchase. She states she did not see the investigation of these lands, which were sold by her own tribe, as she was residing in Rangitikei at the time. The petitioner asks that 1,000 acres may be returned to her.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That such slight evidence as the Committee have been able to procure on the subject-matter of this petition leads to the conclusion that the petitioner has no substantial claim of the nature set forth in the petition. The Committee cannot therefore recommend the prayer of the petitioner to the favourable consideration of the House.

1st August, 1879.