The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
The country is splendidly watered by countless rills and streams, known as creeks by the colonists, apart altogether from the rivers. The Waikato river, rising in Lake Taupo, drains a large tract of country, and ranks as the largest river, is navigable for small steamers for 100 miles, and empties itself into the Manakau Harbour. The Thames page 17 river has its source north of the lake named, is navigable for fifty miles, and flows into the Frith of Thames. The Wanganui and Manawatu rivers are also considerable streams, being navigable for many miles, and empty their waters into Cook's Straits in the South.