§ Mr. J. Foster
Subordinate Native Authorities are responsible for the collection of stray cattle which they hold pending recovery by their owners. They have no right of ownership to such cattle, but act as official custodians. Ookame, Subordinate Native Authority at Tonota, reported the possibility that some stray cattle at Tonota may have been misappropriated. Mr. Robinson has very properly authorised Ookame to investigate this.