Object #1007865 from MS-Papers-0032-0123
From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0123 (71 digitised items). No Item Description
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July 1st, 1847.
The following are a few observations on the Southern portion of the Block of land between Paritutu and Okurukuru made by me during the course of the survey.
The coast line from the Sugar loaf to Wairika, (2 Miles) consists of a sandy beach, and from the latter place to Okurukuru, of cliffs and rocks, which render it almost impracticable for boats to land, except in very calm weather.
From Okurukuru inland as far as the Pa Pukiekie, the land is considerably broken, its general features being rather undulating than sharp. The soil, however, is very good, and fit for all the purposes of the Farmer. From Pukiekie to Tawa hape, where the line cuts the River Tapuaeruru, theland is tolerably level, soil very good, and the Timber consists of Koekoe, Pukatea, and a good sprinkling of Rimu. There are also a few Maire. Following the River inland from Tawa hape to Puke kauware (being as far as I have proceeded with the Survey) the Land is exceedingly fine and one of the most level tracts I have seen in the District.
Inland the Koe koe and pukatea are rarely found, the timber being principally Tawa and Hinau there is also a tolerable
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quantity of Miro and some of the finest Rimu I have seen.
Should the land be, hereafter, subdivided into Sections, I think, that in the course of a few years, they would under judicious management, become some of the finest farms in the Colony.
In the event of a road (which from the nature of the ground, might be very easily made) being laid out from the Town to the above district, I have no doubt that the land would be eagerly sought after by agriculturists.
I remain, Sir, Your Obedt. Servt.
D. McLean Esqr. J. P. New Plymouth.
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