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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

Crown Lands of New Zealand

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Crown Lands of New Zealand.

Crest of the crown

New Zealand Offers to the Would-Be Settler

A Choice of Lands under Varied Climatic Conditions,

Ranging from Sub-Tropical in the North, to One Resembling Southern England in the South.

Within these Limits most of the Products of the Temperate Zones are grown with success.

The Crown Lands are disposed of under three Systems

Cash, Occupation with Right or Purchase, and Lease in Perpetuity.

And the prices vary from 5s an acre up to £5 per acre, according to soil, position and local circumstances. The average price at which lands are offered is about £1 per acre. Land covered with bush costs from 25s to 35s an acre to clear; after being burnt these lands carry fine crops of grass, keeping, on an average, 2 sheep to the acre. The open lands are situated mainly on the Middle Island, and are native grassed ready for pasture or agriculture. For full information as to the lands open for selection or about to be thrown open, and how to see them, apply to the Commissioners of Crown Lauds at Auckland, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Blenheim, Nelson, Hokitika, Christchurch, Dunedin or Invercargill.

The Hot Springs of New Zealand.

Government Baths are established at Rotorua in the North Island, and Hanmer in the Middle Island, and there are privately conducted baths at Waiwera, Te Aroha, Wairakei, Taupo, and Tarawera.

Excellent accomodation for Visitors is furnished at the Government bathing establishments. As health resorts all of these Springs are year after year attracting a large stream of visitors, who derive very great benefit from the Thermal Waters, which have been found very efficacious in the following diseases:—Chronic, Articular and Muscular Rheumatism, Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Nervous Exhaustion, Uterine Ailments, Disorders of the Digestive Organs, &c. All of these places are situated in fine climates, with beautiful scenery either surrounding them or in their immediate vicinity, and access is now made easy by rail or coach.