Nos. 283 and 483, 1904.—Petitions of Kuini Wi Rangipupu (Mrs. Thompson) and Heni Te Rau (Mrs. Jane Brown).
Petitioners complain of the Public Trustee's management of their lands, and pray that they may be allowed to have the same under their own control.
I am directed to report that the Committee recommends that the complaints as set forth in the petitions be investigated and reported on by a Stipendiary Magistrate, a Judge of the Native Land Court, or any suitable tribunal appointed by the Government, such report to be submitted to Parliament.
[A copy of the evidence taken is attached hereto: See I.-3A.]