TO THE KDITOn,
[ Sir,—Mr Armstrong, in your issuo of Tuesday, says the residents of German Bay should have asked me for a name for their bay, and also that I wee n«iiber a residen; nor ratepayer. Of course, Mr Armstrong is n resident 1 Well, sir, I was a resident for seven yearp up to a month ego, &Dd also a ratepayer, and paid tbe rates for one of Mr Armstrong's properties, Surdy Mr Arm strong must remember this ! He also claims that there could not have been 'any oiber name for tbe Bay, or it would not have been railed "German." Now, sir, id the late Mr jH. C. Jacobfon's book, "Tales of Banks I Peninsula," Canon Stack gives tbe name as "Qtakamatua." This cannot be right, ac Mr Armstrong had not heard it. Mr Arm- , strong also asks me to tell him the names of come of the towns in the North Island that the names bad been changed, but these changes could not have taken place because Mr Armstrong did not know it. I will clone my correspondence now. and giv* Mr .' rm> stroDg and the resident nf "Otaknmatua' , a free hand to do as they like in the matter. — I am, ttc , W. KEARNEY. P.S.—lf Mr Armstrong is still doubtful as to the original nsire, he will be able to get a little information from Mr W. B. Hammond, fot '•Osakaoiatua,"
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COLONISTS' BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3464, 4 June 1915