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).

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Government House, Sydney

June 9, 75


Private
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)

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