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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62



In this district there are 39,238 acres open for selection at the present time: nearly the whole of it is on the Canterbury plains, and is open land, level or undulating, the quality varying a good deal; the price of some of this land is £2 per acre, unless reduced by proclamation, and it can only be purchased for cash. Some of it, however, is available for selection under the three systems already referred to. These lands are also open and generally grassed; the soil is good, but it varies somewhat in different localities.

There is also in this district a very large area of education endowments open for selection on the same terms as the ordinary Crown lands, namely, at £2 an acre cash. These endowment lands are dealt with by the Commissioner of Crown Lands at Christchurch.