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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.

[Translation.]
Te Pukapuka-inoi a Mata te Pouaru.

E ki ana te kai-inoi i whai take nui ia ki etahi whenua i Te Wairoa, ko etahi o aua whenua i tangohia mo te hara o te iwi, ko etahi i uru ki te hoko a Totaea Hemara. E ki ana te kai-inoi kihai ia i kite i te whakawakanga o enei whenua i hokona nei e tona iwi ake, no te mea i Rangitikei ia e noho ana i taua takiroa. E tono ana te kai-inoi kia whakahokia kotahi mano eka ki a ia.

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

No te mea kaore i tino kaha nga korero i puaki ki te aroaro o te Komiti mo runga i te tikanga o tenei pitihana, e tuturu ana te whakaaro kaore he tino take o te kai-inoi penei me tana whakaatu mai i roto i te pitihana. E kore e ahei te Komiti ki te tohutohu atu ki te Whare kia whakaarohia tenei pitihana.

Akuhata 1, 1879.