The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
In this land district, on the west coast of the North Island, there are 34,258 acres open for selection. These lands are wholly bush-covered, the forest ranging from heavy timber to light bush, interspersed with old Native clearings. The soil is good, much of it volcanic, whilst some is a kind of marl locally called papa. In the latter country the surface is frequently broken, but makes excellent grazing country. Prices vary from 10s. to £2 per acre, according to situation and character of land.