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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 71

VIII.—Harawera Putiki's Case

VIII.—Harawera Putiki's Case.

Harawera Putiki sold his share and signed the deed on October 1, 1886. He was then about 27 years old having been born in 1859.

An order was made on November 24, 1883, resting his estate in a trustee. He was alleged in that order to be only 11 years of age. He was then in fact about 24 years of age. That order, Harawera being of the full age at the time it was made, was a fraud on [unclear: one] Court, and therefore a nullity so far as Mr Tiffen (who was no party to it) is concerned. Harawero did not come to the Court to allow us to judge of his age.

We shall certify this as a proper case for validation.