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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1891, No. 2.

[No. 100, 1889.—Petition of Hori Ropiha and 75 Others.]

No. 100, 1889.—Petition of Hori Ropiha and 75 Others.

Petitioners pray that a competent Committee of men experienced in Maori custom and usage be appointed to draw up rules on questions of Maori title for the guidance of Native Land Court Judges.

I am directed to report that, in the opinion of this Committee, the above petition should be referred to Government for consideration.

8th July, 1891.

[Translation.]
No. 100, 1889.—Pukapuka-inoi a Hori Ropiha me etahi atu e 75.

E Inoi ana nga kai-pitihana kia whakaturia tetahi Komiti hanga tikanga whakahaere mo nga take Whenua Maori, a hei tauira ma te Kooti Whenua Maori. Ko nga tangata mo taua Komiti hei nga tangata e mohio ana ki nga tikanga me nga ritenga Maori.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei: Ki te whakaaro o tenei Komiti me tuku tenei pitihana ki te Kawanatanga kia whiriwhiria e ratou.

8 o Hurae, 1891.