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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1885.

No. 353.—Petition of Hemi Te Tupara Tokoaitua and Others

No. 353.—Petition of Hemi Te Tupara Tokoaitua and Others.

Petitioners, who are Natives of Rotorua, state that some time ago they gave some pieces of land to the late Robert Graham, and also leased a further portion to him on account of his kindness and sympathy for them. As he is now dead they wish this land put through the Court, so that they may complete the transfer and lease to his widow and children.

I am directed to report as follows: That the Government be requested to remove the restrictions over ten acres of land on which the late Mr. Robert Graham's house stands, known as Koutu, with a view to enable the petitioners to fulfil their agreement or promise made to the late Mr. Robert Graham; and over three hundred acres of the land adjoining the gift pieces, to enable the Natives to give a lease to the widow or children of the late Mr. Robert Graham.

8th September, 1885.