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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 29 of 1882.—Petition of Tumanako Karamoa and Others

No. 29 of 1882.—Petition of Tumanako Karamoa and Others.

Petitioners claim Tautahanga as belonging to them and Tawhiao, and desire that all petitions from the ten persons in the block may be suppressed.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That, though the petition is very indefinite, it seems to refer to lands bought under the name of Ngamako by Mr. Tole from the grantees. Mr. Tole and his assigns were long kept out of possession owing to claims set up by the Ngatimaniapotos; but in November, 1880, they were put into occupation by Rewi, which act was confirmed afterwards by Tawhiao. There seems to be no reason for interference by the Government.

16th June, 1882.