No. 559, 1904.—Petition of Makareti Pihopa (Mrs. Evans, of Paeroa, Auckland).
Petitioner, who is a half-caste, alleges that owing to her and her brothers and sisters having been brought up as Europeans they have been deprived of their full share in their ancestral lands. She prays that inquiry may be made with a view to their receiving their just rights.
I am directed to report that the Committee recommends that this petition should be referred to the Government for inquiry.