The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 24
From His Honor the Superintendent to Mr. H. W. Farnall. Superintendent's Office, Auckland, 10th December, 1873
10th December, 1873.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, dated the 2nd October, in reference to Mr. Stewart's party of intending immigrants, and to assure you that the Provincial Government of Auckland will gladly co-operate to the extent of their power in promoting the success of your scheme.
I forward copies of "The Auckland Waste Lands Act, 1867," and request that you will be good enough to act as agent for the Provincial Government under that Act. Your attention is particularly directed to the "special Settlement" clauses (54-46); but, as you will observe, no provision can be made under this Act for granting 100 acres of land, as desired by Mr. Stewart.
The Waste Lands Act of 1870 has not yet been extensively brought into operation within the Province, owing to the requirements of section 3 as to trignometrical survey not having been complied with.
Superintendent.P.S.—Instructions have been given for the special reservation of certain blocks of land for the location of immigrants "expected to arrive," respecting which I will write to you further, so soon as the blocks have been gazetted. Harry W. Farnall, Esq., N.Z. Emigration Office, 2½, Corporation-street, Belfast. J. W.