Mr. Alexander Mackay to the Under Secretary, Native Department.
Nelson, 10th August, 1867.
In compliance with the instructions contained in your telegram of 24th July, I have the honor to inform you that I have obtained the assent of the Native owners of the reserve at White's Bay, to bring the two acres required by the Government in that locality under the provisions of "The Native Reserves Act, 1856." I have defined the boundaries of the said land in the enclosed form, taking care to enclose sufficient area to include the whole of the present buildings.
I have the honor to forward herewith the form under the Act, with the signatures of the Native owners duly appended, together with the agreement entered into by them to sell the said land to the Government for the sum of £50.
I have, &c.,
A. Mackay, Native Commissioner.
The Under Secretary, Native Department.