No. 363 of 1881.—Petition of Retreat Tapsell and Others (No. 2).
Petitionees state that, in consequence of a report from the Native Affairs Committee, Major Mair had been appointed to examine into their claims; that his report was adverse; that they appealed to the Native Minister for a rehearing, and that he had refused their request. They pray for relief.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the Government has fully inquired into these claims, as mentioned in the report of the Committee this session on the petition of the same persons. The Committee has had no new evidence, and has no recommendation to make.