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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1888.

[No. 58.—Petition of Hori Henare te Poni and 10 Others.]

No. 58.—Petition of Hori Henare te Poni and 10 Others.

Petitioners, who are Natives, of Pitone, ask that the Island of Matiu (Soames) may be returned to them, as it was given to them by their ancestors.

I am directed to report as follows: That the allegations in the petition have not been substantiated, and, the petitioners having failed to establish their claim, the Committee has no recommendation to make.

6th July, 1888
page 17

[Translation.]
No. 58.—Pukapuka-inoi a Hori Henare Te Puni me etahi atu 10.

Ko nga kai-pitihana he Maori e noho ana Pitone a e tono ana ratou kia whakahokia atu kia ratou te moutere e huaina nei ko Matiu, notema na o ratou tupuna i tuku iho kia ratou.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei: Kaore i whakatuturutia te tika o nga kupu o roto o te pitihana, a i te mea kihai i taea e nga kai-pitihana te whakatuturu i ta ratou kereme, kaore hoki he kupu a te Komiti.

6 Hurae, 1888