Object #1002314 from MS-Papers-0032-0295

3 pages written 9 Jun 1875 by Arthur Charles Hamilton Gordon Stanmore in Sydney

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Goo - Gor, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0295 (22 digitised items). Correspondents:Thomas Good, Taranaki, 1861-1862 (2 letters); one letter to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy from Samuel Goodridge of New York in 1855 re Archibald J McLean (Donald McLean's brother); Sir Arthur Gordon, Sydney, 1875 (1 letter); James Gordon, Clifton, 1864-1871 & undated (6 letters); John Gordon, Wellington & Auckland, 1854-1869 (4 letters, including typed transcripts); M Gordon, Greenmeadows, 1874 (1 letter); Sarah Gordon, Grahamstown, 1874, 1876 (5 letters); William Gordon, Auckland & Grahamstown, 1847 & 1875 (2 letters).

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

Government House, Sydney

June 9, 75

My dear Sir

On my arrival in Fiji it will be one of my first duties to appoint a Commission to investigate the claims of those now occupying land in the islands. This commission should be composed of men free from local influences, and I should be glad to obtain one from New Zealand. Could you suggest to me, confidentially, the name of any gentleman who would in your opinion be well qualified to act in this capacity, and also not disinclined to do so? - His expenses would of course be paid by the Fijian government - I should be sincerely obliged to you for this assistance.

I find that my Attorney General, Mr.de Ricci has been putting questions to you, of which one, at least, was unnecessary. Of course, no direct transactions in land between settlers and natives will be permitted. All land alienated must first pass through the hands of the Govt.

I remain dear Sir Very faithfully yrs
A. Gordon

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Goo - Gor, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0295 (22 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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1002314). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments