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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.

[Translation.]
No. 162 of 1881.—Pukapuka-inoi a Ruta Manuahura Tapsell.

E Ki ana te kai-pitihana i tuku pitihana ia ki te Paremete i te tau 1877, me te 1879, me te tau 1880, mo runga i ona whenua i Waikato; tukua atu ana e te Komiti mo nga mea Maori ana pitihana ki te Kawanatanga; kua rua ona taenga atu ki Waikato kia whiriwhiria ona take e Meiha Mea; kaore ano kia whakaritea tona mate. E inoi ana ia kia hohoro te whakarite tona mate.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—

I te 28 o nga ra o Mei i puta te kupu a Meiha Mea kia hoatu kia 75 eka ki a ia, kia 30 eka ki ona teina wahine e rua, hei te whenua ahua pai ano o Waikato. I whakaaturia atu ano taua ripota ki te kai-pitihana i te 10 Hune, 1881. Kua whakahaua te Komihana o nga Whenua Karauna raua ko Meiha Mea kia wehea e raua taua whenua. Kaore he kupu ke atu a te Komiti.

27 Hurae, 1881.