No. 43.—Petition of Wiremu Neera te Kanae and 155 Others.
Petitioners allege that notwithstanding the whole of their land in the northern portion of the Middle Island was not sold by the Native owners, the whole has been taken by Government. They pray for the return of the unsold portions.
I am directed to report that, as this matter was inquired into by a Royal Commission in 1874 and settled, the Committee has no recommendation to make.
No. 43.—Pitihana a Wiremu Neera te Kanae me etahi atu kotahi rau e rima tekau ma rima.
E ki ana nga kai-pitihana, kihai i hokona o ratou o ratou whenua katoa i te pito whakararo o Te Waipounamu, a, ahakoa taua kore hoko a ratou, kua tangohia katoatia aua whenua e te Kawanatanga. E inoi ana ratou kia whakahokia atu ki a ratou nga wahi kihai i hokona.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei, i te mea i uiuia tenei putake e tetahi Roiara Komihana i te tau 1894, a i ata whakaotia i taua wa, na reira kaore he kupu a te Komiti mo tenei mea.