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.
James Mackay, Jun.