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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 359 of 1882.—Petition of Peeti te Aweawe and 207 Others

No. 359 of 1882.—Petition of Peeti te Aweawe and 207 Others.

Petitioners State that, in 1875, Mangataimoko was awarded to them by the Native Land Court; they complain that Government, unknown to them, had bought part of the land on two occasions; they further complain that Government has lately made an advance on another portion of the block; and they pray that an arrangement may be made by which a portion of the block should be defined for their separate use.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the evidence of the principal petitioner shows that any grievance that may be felt is narrowed down to this: that petitioners desire a visit of the Native Minister, when they think that an amicable and satisfactory settlement could be made. The Committee recommends this aspect of the question to the favourable consideration of the Government.

16th August, 1882.