Object #1000885 from MS-Papers-0032-0128

3 pages written 22 Apr 1870 by Bishop William Williams in Napier City to John Davies Ormond

From: Hawke's Bay. McLean and J D Ormond, Superintendents - Letters to Superintendent, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0128 (72 digitised items). Includes letters from Maori advising of events and activities occuring in the area

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Copy of letter to J.D. Ormond Esq. Napier,

April 22, 1870


I shall be obliged if you will communicate with the General Government upon the following subject.

The School Estate at Te Aute, which at the time it was granted for the maintenance of a school, was so unproductive that the yearly rental was under Five Pounds, has now been brought into the condition of a valuable property through the exertions of the Rev. S. Williams, without any aid from the Government, or any Public body. It is now relieved from the debt which had been necessarily incurred, and is in a condition to allow of the original intention being carried out.

It is desired therefore to establish the School according to the terms of the Trust.

The great obstacle is the want of buildings.

It appears from the Native Schools Act of 1867 that there is money in the hands of the Government, a remnant of the previous Grant, available for Maori Schools.

It is therefore requested that a grant may be made out of these funds, or any other at the command of the Government, for the purpose of erecting the necessary buildings at Te Aute, in order that the said School may be at once established.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
William Waiapu.
J.D. Ormond, Esqr.

Part of:
Hawke's Bay. McLean and J D Ormond, Superintendents - Letters to Superintendent, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0128 (72 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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