The matter was complex, and as reported by E W PUCKEY (Under Secretary Native Dept), there were long running issues surrounding the survey of land in this area.
There is a full report in the Wanganui Herald 1 Sep 1879, below is a portion of this article.
|Part of D McWilliams' account|
from Hammond Manuscript
Obituary Notes in the Ohinemuri Journal also an article on Mrs Daldy McWilliams