Object #1003174 from MS-Papers-0032-0217
From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 digitised items). 59 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland & Waimate, 1861-1870. Includes letter to Hare Reweti (Charles Davis) from Manuhiri with explanatory note on verso from Louis Hetet, 1870.
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June 18th 1870
My dear Mr McLean
It has always been a puzzle to me how we are to manage to keep the Great Taupo Road in repair as there is no stone available or McAdaming - But the difficulty to my mind is solved - Last night I was looking over a copy of the ''Times Newspaper of the 28 Feby. last, and was very much interested in an invention of Mr. R.W. Thompson of Edinburgh - called the Road Steamer - I think
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it ought to be called the ''Steam Horse''. It is the very thing we want - and I would strongly recommend the Government to get one or two of them. It would be a matter of the greatest economy - and would soon reimburse the outlay -
I send you the full account as all its wonderful capabilities are touched upon - I understand Mr. Gilies, our Auckland Superintendent has sent for one -
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 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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