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A compendium of official documents relative to native affairs in the South Island, Volume One.


page 292

Memorandum on the foregoing by Mr. James Mackay, Jun., Assistant Native Secretary.

The writer has a section of 80 acres of land at Te Rae, a few miles north of Pakawau, in Massacre Bay, and I would recommend that he should have a Crown Grant for this. With reference to the other parcel at Pakawau to which he alludes, there is a difficulty.

It has always been asserted by the Natives, that when Major Richmond purchased the Pakawan District, in 1852, it was arranged that Wiremu Te Koihua should have a reserve in the township at the site of his settlement or pa. There is not documentary evidence, however, in support of this claim.

I recently drew the attention of the Superintendent to this matter, and recommended that onehalf of a Government Reserve in the Town of Pakawau should be given up to Wiremu Te Koihua. His Honor stated he would consider the matter.

16th September, 1864

James Mackay, Jun.