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THE OMAHA DISPUTE.

A NATIVE CHIEF SHOT DEAD,

NAPIER, June 14,

The latest outcome of the Omaha dispute is that the Airini Donnelly Natives have been ploughing the land, and having finished one paddock entered into another early this morning. Tho leader, Turanga Karauri (Mrs Donnelly’s brother), was shot dead by a Native of Broughton’s party. NAPIER, June 14.

A later message from Omaha states that Turanga is still alive. He received two shots in the stomach. Mr Preece, R.M., has gone out to take his depositions. Nine constables are now out there, and affairs are quieter.

WELLINGTON, June 14,

The Government have received several telegrams re the shooting, but they contain nothing beyond the fact that Turanga is Mrs Donnelly’s brother.

[Special to the Star,]

THE NATIVE DEPARTMENT CENSURED.

NAPIER, June 14.

The ‘ Telegraph ’ this evening says:— “ Tho almost natural outcome of the weakness of the Government in dealing with the Omaha intertribal dispute was the affray of this morning. It will be remembered that the final decision of tho Renata, will case was that the positions of the rival claimants were to remain in siaiu quo, pending an appeal to the Privy Council j but notwithstanding this, one set ef claimants entered on Broughton’s land, and then commenced the dispute which ended in Mrs Donnelly and others being committed for trial. Following on this, Broughton and his party were committed for trial for ejecting Mrs Donnelly’s people, so it was made to appear to tho Natives that both sides were in the right and both sides wrong. This was a direct encouragement to them to do as they liked. Mrs Donnelly’s Natives have been ploughing up the land claimed by Broughton, and this has caused such intense irritation that when Turanga Karauria (Mrs Donnelly’s brother) and a lot of others entered on a fresh field this morning with ploughs and teams, an affray occurred, in which Te Watarani shot Turanga in the stomach. We hold the Native Department responsible for all these troubles.” Later. The police have just returned bringing in Tewata Rani as prisoner. He is much injured from tho clubbing he received at tho hands of tho Maori women. Turanga is still alive.

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THE OMAHA DISPUTE., Evening Star, Issue 7933, 14 June 1889

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THE OMAHA DISPUTE. Evening Star, Issue 7933, 14 June 1889

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