The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 24
(From the Belfast News Letter, Friday. November 27, 1874
(From the Belfast News Letter, Friday. November 27, 1874.
Glenwherry.—Pursuant to notice, a lecture was given in this place in the Presbyterian Meeting-house, by George V. Stewart, Esq., in conjunction with Mr. H. W. Farnall, the agent of the Auckland Provincial Government, on the subject of "New Zealand, the special advantages held out by that colony to emigrants," and more especially to explain the terms upon which small capitalist farmers would be allowed to join the party Mr Stewart is organising for forming a special settlement at Auckland. The meeting-house was crowded. There could not have been fewer than 500 people present, several having come from long distances. Edward Killen, Esq., J.P., took the chair, and introduced Mr Stewart to the audience, who was received with acclamation, Mr Stewart then delivered his lecture. He gave a graphic description of his journeying through New Zealand, and explained his arrangement page 34 with the New Zealand Government for the promotion of the special settlement of farmers from the North of Ireland. Mr Stewart was listened to with attention, and was loudly applauded on the conclusion of the lecture. Mr Killen then introduced Mr Farnall, who gave an address on the advantages possessed by New Zealand over any other colony, and more especially the prospects held out to those who may choose the Province of Auckland to settle in. The Rev. Mr. Morrell then moved a vote of thanks to both gentlemen for their kindness in coming there to lecture, and for the extremely interesting and valuable information they had imparted to their hearers. H. Gibson. Esq., seconded the vote of thanks, and Mr Stewart, in suitabli terms, acknowledged the compliment. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Farnall held a simlarly sucessful meeting in Larne Court-house, on Tuesday evening.—Correspondent.