Object #1000161 from MS-Papers-0032-0027

2 pages written 16 Sep 1868 by Joseph Rhodes to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Telegrams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0027 (123 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. To:- D. McLean
Wellington. Sept. 16th. 1868



The --- (?) raids have interrupted our inland communication and no tidings have up to this time reached us from Wairoa. The Orderly from Wairoa is down and reports two natives came down with him, who had been over to Puketapu and confirm the news that ex-prisoners are fortifying themselves. Reports only 5 killed at Ruakiuri. People here generally are looking forward to gloomy Summer, who know nothing of Native character, and the Bishop amongst them, A private letter from a military settler at Wairoa states the prisoners are being reinforced daily. Tuke cannot raise men here. Only 5 enrolled, and there is no chance of his getting good men; are off to the diggings.

(Signed)
J. Rhodes.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Telegrams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0027 (123 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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