Object #1006401 from MS-Papers-0032-0004
From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0004 (36 digitised items). Contains letters to and from McLean with regard to the business of purchasing of Maori land in Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and elsewhere; also contains details of various purchases and related business
Page 1 of 4. View high-resolution image
1 Decr, 1852.
I have the honor to report to you for the information of His Excellency the Governor in Chief that several persons residing at te Wairoa, Table Cape, and other parts of Hawkes Bay, expressed a wish when I visited that neighbourhood last year to become purchasers of land in small blocks of from ten to fifty acres on the right bank of the Mohaka river. This
Page 2 of 4. View high-resolution image
land could be laid off in blocks to suit purchasers as at a comparatively moderate outlay in surveying by generally adopting the natural features of the country as boundaries.
The class of persons who are anxious to settle on the Mohaka are chiefly whalers who would cultivate the land when not engaged sperm fishing. These men are often found scattered throughout the different native villages in Hawkes Bay, many of them without any fixed residence or interest in the Colony beyond
Page 3 of 4. View high-resolution image
the few months they are employed fishing.
The whaling at Hawkes Bay is a branch of industry which well deserves the consideration and encouragement of the Government and I believe the condition and conduct of the enterprising class of men employed in it would be much Improved by facilitating their occupation of land either by lease or purchase from the Crown.
Your most obed. servant,
, Land Commissioners.
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0004 (36 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1006401). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI