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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 332 of 1882.—Petition of Mrs. E. Douglas, Korowhiti Tuataka (No. 2)

No. 332 of 1882.—Petition of Mrs. E. Douglas, Korowhiti Tuataka (No. 2).

Petitioner states that, referring to the report of this Committee of the 30th July, 1880, on her claims to land held by Captain Morris, her tribe had not given her any land, and she prays that her name may be inserted in the Crown grant for Poeke.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the following is the report of 30th July, 1880, to which Mrs. Douglas alludes:" The claims of Mrs. Douglas are against people of her own tribe. They have given a part of the land to her, and purpose that in the adjudication upon other blocks she should have such a share as would compensate for prior loss. The Committee has therefore no recommendation to make." From the report of Mr. Brabant, Commissioner of Tauranga Lands, dated the 4th August, 1882, and specially referring to this petition, it appears that Mrs. Douglas's claims are being attended to. Certificates of title have been produced to the Committee, all dated since the report of 1880, showing that Mrs. Douglas's name has been included in the following blocks: Waoku, No. 1; Oropi, No. 1; and Oropi, No. 2. Her name is not in the grant for Poeke. The Commissioner states that no claim had been made in reference to it. It is a grant issued previous to 1880. The Committee has no further recommendation to make.

22nd August, 1882.