Object #1002055 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

2 pages written 26 Jun 1849 by Sir Donald McLean in Wanganui to Wellington

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 digitised items). Contains papers dealing with the purchase of Maori land; in particular, there are official papers about `Old Land Claims' (ie pre Treaty of Waitangi); there is also extensive correspondence about the purchase of land in the Rangitikei area from Ngati Apa, and a related dispute about ownership between Ngati Apa and Ngati Raukawa; there is also a letter from Henry Tiffin outlining the concerns of Wairarapa Maori about an invasion by Ngati Toa Also includes translation of a letter by the Ngati Toa outlining the boundaries of land ceded to the Crown in 1847.

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English (ATL)


Letter from Donald McLean to the Honorable, the Colonial Secretary, transmitting Minutes of a Meeting held at Rangitikei. dated 26th. June 1849.

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Wanganui
26th, June 1849


Sir,

I beg to transmit to you, for the information of His Excellency, the Lieut. Governor, the enclosed Minutes of a Meeting held at Te Awahou, Rangitikei, on the 15th. and 16th. days of March last, together with a copy and translation of a letter from Hakariah the principal teacher at Otaki, dated the 20th. Jan. expressing the opposition of the Ngatiraukawa tribe to the sale of land, especially on the South bank of the Rangitikei,

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Having alluded to the proceedings of this Meeting in previous communications, it may be unnecessary for me, in transmitting the Minutes, to offer any further remarks on this subject.


I have the honor to remain Sir, Your most humble servant (Signed)
Donald McLean
Inspector of Police. To:- The Honble, the Colonial Secretary, Wellington.

English (ATL)


Letter from Donald McLean to the Honorable, the Colonial Secretary, transmitting Minutes of a Meeting held at Rangitikei. dated 26th. June 1849.

COPY
Wanganui
26th, June 1849


Sir,

I beg to transmit to you, for the information of His Excellency, the Lieut. Governor, the enclosed Minutes of a Meeting held at Te Awahou, Rangitikei, on the 15th. and 16th. days of March last, together with a copy and translation of a letter from Hakariah the principal teacher at Otaki, dated the 20th. Jan. expressing the opposition of the Ngatiraukawa tribe to the sale of land, especially on the South bank of the Rangitikei,

Having alluded to the proceedings of this Meeting in previous communications, it may be unnecessary for me, in transmitting the Minutes, to offer any further remarks on this subject.


I have the honor to remain Sir, Your most humble servant (Signed)
Donald McLean
Inspector of Police. To:- The Honble, the Colonial Secretary, Wellington.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 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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