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The Diary of James Brogden, August 1871 – December 1872

13 April 1872

13 April 1872

page 93

On the following morning our Mr Bell, C.E. arrived about Auckland Water Works, on which we were engaged all day. The English mail also arrived – 2 Mails in fact, I heard of a good scheme to drain Lake Ellesmere and thus obtain from 35 to 50,000 acres of good land, - and sent Bell to look at it. Then had special train to Lyttelton and left for Dunedin.