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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

[No. 401 of 1882.—Petition of M. W. R. Te Kahuariki and 9 others.]

No. 401 of 1882.—Petition of M. W. R. Te Kahuariki and 9 others.

Petitioners say that they are chiefs of the Ngaitahu and Ngatimamoe tribes; that the lands of their ancestors had been sold by the Ngatitoa, Ngatiawa, and Ngatitama wrongfully; and they go into a long history of their wars with the last-named tribes led by Rauparaha, resulting, as they say, in a final victory for themselves. They wish an inquiry to be made as to who finally won, that they may reap the fruit of their final success.

I am directed to report as follows:—

The petition refers to the purchases of the Provinces of Nelson and Marlborough. Petitioners have no claim to be considered in the matter.

8th September, 1882.

[Translation.]
No. 491 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a M. W. R. Te Kahuariki me etahi atu 9.

E Ki ana nga kai-pitihana he rangatira ratou no Ngaitahu me Ngatimamoe, ko nga whenua o a ratou tipuna i hokona hetia e Ngatitoa, e Ngatiawa, me Ngatitama; e whakaatu ana hoki i nga whawhai katoa ki aua iwi i raro i a Te Rauparaha; e ki ana hoki i riro i a ratou te mana o aua whawhai. E hiahia ana ratou kia ata whiriwhiria taua take kia kitea ai ko wai ma i puta, kia ora ai ratou.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—

E pa ana tenei pitihaha ki te hoko o te Porowini o Whakatu me te Porowini o Maropara. Kaore he take kia whakaarohia te kereme a nga kai-pitihana mo tenei mea.

8 Hepetema, 1882.