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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1881.

No. 162 of 1881.—Petition of Ruta Manuahura Tapsell

No. 162 of 1881.—Petition of Ruta Manuahura Tapsell.

Petitioner states that in 1877, 1879, and 1880 she had presented petitions to Parliament referring to lands at Waikato; that by the Native Affairs Committee her claims had been referred to the Government; that she had gone to Waikato twice to be examined by Major Mair on the subject; but so far has had no redress. She prays that immediate attention be given to her case.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That on the 28th May Major Mair recommended that the petitioner should receive 75 acres, and her two sisters 30 acres, of good average land in the Waikato. This report was communicated to petitioner on the 10th June, 1881, and the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Major Mair have been instructed to select the land. The Committee has no further recommendation to make.

27th July, 1881.