The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
In the Nelson District the area now open for selection is 135,080 acres, in sections of various sizes up to the limit allowed. These lands may be selected for cash, or under the 10 percent. leasing system peculiar to Nelson. The general description of the Nelson lands is hilly country covered with bush, chiefly birch, and mostly suited for grazing purposes. The prices vary from 6s. up to £2 per acre. Practically, there are large areas in Nelson which are open for selection before survey on a system which refers to the Nelson lands alone.