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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 135 of 1882.—Petition of Susan Boyes

No. 135 of 1882.—Petition of Susan Boyes.

Petitioner complains that forty acres of land, called Waiari, that had been given to her by her relatives in 1856, had been got from her by fraud in 1858, and that upon applying to the Native Land Court for redress the Court had refused to entertain her claim. She asks that either the land or its value (alleged to be £200) should be secured to her.

I am directed to report as follows:—

As no new evidence has been adduced, the Committee repeats its report of last year, as follows: "The Government seems to have made minute inquiries into this case, which resulted in the conclusion that Mrs. Boyes had no claim. The land has been for many years held under Crown grant." The Committee has no recommendation to make.

29th June, 1882.