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An Epitome of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs and Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand

Whaingaroa and Mokau

Whaingaroa and Mokau.

In the Whaingaroa and Mokau District 59,000 acres of land have been acquired for £1,905. The purchase of 39,830 acres, on which instalments to the amount of £917 have been paid, can be finally settled for an additional sum of £2,215.

There are several settlers from Auckland and Taranaki locating themselves at Whaingaroa, and the purchases there are being gradually carried on towards the Waikato and Waipa Districts; but, from the report of the District Officer, I expect it will be some considerable time before any extent of the interior portions of those districts will be alienated by the Natives, as it is with considerable reluctancepage 55 they even dispose of the homesteads for the few Europeans who have for many years resided in that part of the interior.