No. 354 of 1882.—Petition of Robert Graham (No. 4).
Petitioner states that in July, 1881, a Land Court was held at Ohinemutu, when a certificate of title was ordered to Niramoana Puri for Utanga No. 9, and to Anatenui te Rapi for Utanga No. 2a; that petitioner held leases from the owners, bearing date 6th August and 31st October, 1881 respectively; that he applied to the Chief Judge to enter a memorandum upon the Court roll, but this was refused upon the ground that the Thermal-Springs Act had come into operation; that the petitioner has erected buildings to the value of £5,000, yet has no security.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That, without pronouncing upon the validity of the lease referred to, or the equity of the case, the Committee recommends this petition to the consideration of the Government.