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THE MURDER OF KARAURIA.

(PBB FBKSS ASSOCIATION.) INapieb, June 17. E*rauria'i remains were to-day removed to Omaha, where a tangl la being h?ld. Though only lwenty-»lx years old, he was by birth a big raDgltlra ; his father, who was shot while fighting against Te Kooti, being the principal chief In this part of the island. Before ha died be explained that what he desired to say to the " Herald " reporter he sent for was to contradict a report that he was ploughing on land at any time occupied by Brooghton or Waatura Wl. The land la not yet through the Court, and the ownership 1« consequently undetermined, but particular Natives have been m the habit of cultivating particular paddocka until some three years ago. The paddook In queitlon was cultivated by Renorl Henata Rirlwi »Dd Arabella, but latterly It has baen used m common as a raoeooorse. Karaurla determined to take a crop off a portion of the paddook without iototferiog with the racecourse, aud some of Broaghton's Natives were also ploughing another portion of the paddook. JK*rsurL's Intention was well known, and he did not anticipate any vlolenoe. He also deilred to remove from those who were with him any Imputation of cowardice. When he ■aw that Waatura was armed with a r«. volver, he was afraid that If his comrades advanced several might be shot, and then there woald be a serlona tribal dUtnrbtDoe, 6o he oalled to them to ran away. He bad been warned by Alrini not to use violence under any olroumstannes, bat to let the law settle all' disputes. When he wrenohed the revolver from Waatura, hit first Impulse was to shoot his assailant, but he remembered wh»t be had been told, and determined to leave It to the law to avenge hie iDJurles. This wbb explanatory of a rather obsoure part of bis deposition.

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THE MURDER OF KARAURIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2151, 18 June 1889

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THE MURDER OF KARAURIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2151, 18 June 1889

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