Object #1000984 from MS-Papers-0032-0169
3 pages written 7 May 1874 by Sir George Ferguson Bowen in Melbourne to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 digitised items).
119 letters written from Auckland, Wanganui, Wellington, Melbourne, Dunedin, Taranaki, Mercer, May 1868-Aug 1874, and undated. Includes draft letters from McLean.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
May 7, 1874
My dear McLean,
Lady Bowen and I will be in the country until the 16th or thereabouts. If you arrive here before that time, I have asked Major Pitt and Capt. Machell to get you made an honorary member of the Club, and to have passes for the Govt. railways etc. procured for you and your party. I would advise you to visit (besides the Picture Gallery, Public Library, and other sights in town) the great mining centres of Ballarat and Sandhurst. Pitt will procure you letters to the local authorities etc.
I regret that the new Govt. House is not ready and that we are now much straitened for accommodation, and unable to offer you much hospitality. Say "tena koe" for me to Ropata and tell him that the gallant services to the Queen of himself, Te Kepa, and other Maori chiefs, are appreciated in Australia as I took care they should be appreciated in England. Give my compliments also to St. John. I look forward with much pleasure to seeing you and hearing about New Zealand, on my return to town at the end of next week. You had better arrange to stay here at least till the end of May. I heard yesterday from Sir James Fergusson.
very truly yrs.
G. F. Bowen
D. McLean C.M.G.
Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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