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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1904.

No. 824, 1903.—Petition of Horomona Rongoparae and 3 Others

No. 824, 1903.—Petition of Horomona Rongoparae and 3 Others.

Petitioners allege that the Aorangi Block, Takapau District, was wrongfully included in the land purchased by the Crown as the Umuopua Block, and they pray for restitution.

I am directed to report that the Committee is of opinion that the recommendation made in 1896, on a similar petition, should be given effect to—viz., that two competent persons be appointed to visit the land, in company with the Natives interested, for the purpose of determining whether the boundaries, as agreed upon when the sale to the Crown took place, have been adhered to; and if it is then found that a mistake has been made the petitioners be granted some compensation.

10th August, 1904.