The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 2
Colonial Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, 7th November, 1878
7th November, 1878.
I have the honour to forward, for the information of the Hon. the Minister for Public Works, a report by Mr. Binns, on the deposit of iron ore at Para-para, Golden Bay, a special examination of this locality having been made, in compliance with the verbal request of the Hon. the Premier, in connection with the proposed scheme for having the iron manufactured within the colony.
James Hector.The Under Secretary Public Works.
P.S.—Appended also is a Map of the Colony, showing the localities where iron ore and coal seams are found.