Object #1001359 from MS-Papers-0032-0622

3 pages written 21 Sep 1870 by H F Way in Maketu to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters and diary extracts - H F Way, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0622 (38 digitised items). 36 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Taupo and Bay of Plenty (Maketu), 1869-1876). Includes diary covering events 6 Oct 1869-31 Jul 1870, 1 Sep-31 Oct 1870, HRH Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Rotorua District, 13-19 Dec 1870.

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Private. Maketu

21st. Sept. /70.

My dear Mr. McLean,

Mr. C.C. Clarke and Mr. Hamlin left here, this afternoon for Tauranga, they have been to Ohinemutu and Kaitiriria, by what I can hear - is - that the Natives will not give in about the Telegraph Poles at Oraki Korako - I do not know how it will end, by what I can see by the signs of the times - is - that something is going to happen this Summer. I hope I may be mistaken, but everything seems so quiet now, that I feel certain that it cannot last long. I have not heard anything about Te Kooti for a long time some say, that he has gone to the King, others say that, he is still in the Uriwera country.

I do not know when you will get the Telegraph finished, itseems to me, that some one is in the wrong - but who that one is - it is hard to tell.

I find that Capt. G. Mair has already reported to the Govt. about that new road from Kaitiriria to Opepe and so there is no occasion of my going to see it - Capt. G. Mair told me, the other day, that he could easily take a ton load from the top of the hill at Kaitiriria to Opepe with ease - in fact you could drive a guggy the whole distance. I leave again this afternoon for Kaitiriria.

Mr. Gill is at Opotiki paying money.

Mr Hamlin has been looking round the country with Mr. Clarke C.C. I was very glad to see him again and I hope he will remain here as I think he will be the right man in the right place - as the Arawas want some one here to be firm with them, as I have thought for a long time, that they have had to much of their own way for some years past my own private idea - is - that they have been like a lot of spoilt children - they seem to depend upon the Govt. for everything. I hope you will be coming up this way before long - as I have a lot to tell you - I will send my diary down to you next week.

I wish I could get money to pay my packmen.

As I have only received July pay for them and I want March, April, May, June, and August pay for them.

The Whatakane Natives are coming here to me now with their horses to pack, so I am well off for horses now.


Yours ever sincerely,
Herbert Way.

Part of:
Inward letters and diary extracts - H F Way, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0622 (38 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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