The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 24
The Katikati Settlement
The Katikati Settlement.
The following extracts from Auckland newspapers show that the settlement has progressed :—
"This settlement, although in its very infancy, has already made considerable progress, and is likely to become one of the most prosperous of the North Island. The settlers, without exception, are of an industrious, thrifty, and persevering class, and the improvements they have effected in cultivation, fencing, gardening, and house-building, in the comparatively short period of one year, Astonish visitors to the settlement. The Katikati block consists of 10.000 acres, which was at first considered to be sufficiently large for the purpose for which it was set apart, but which is now found to be too small, and there is consequently a desire on the part of the settlers to enlarge it."