Object #1003647 from MS-Papers-0032-0023

2 pages written 9 Feb 1869 by William Smith Atkinson in Turanganui to Opotiki

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 digitised items). No Item Description

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Turanganui

February 9th. 1869.



Sir,

I have the honor to state that from information gleaned from some of the Hau Haus, that Te Kooti had fallen back on Walooeka. He has already been joined by eight of the Whakatohea, and is only waiting the consent of the remainder of their Tribe, when he intends attacking Opotiki. He assorts that he has obtained a plan of the place; that the Magazine is some distance from

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the Redoubt; and that the settlers are so few and seattered that he will have no difficulty in attaining his object.

It is also said that he has sent a man of the name of Manihera, te Opetiki, to purchase clothing, provisions, and run.


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant (Signed)
W.S. Atkinson
Resident Megistrate To:- W.S. Mair Esw. Resident Magistrate Opotiki.

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COPY. Turanganui

February 9th. 1869.



Sir,

I have the honor to state that from information gleaned from some of the Hau Haus, that Te Kooti had fallen back on Walooeka. He has already been joined by eight of the Whakatohea, and is only waiting the consent of the remainder of their Tribe, when he intends attacking Opotiki. He assorts that he has obtained a plan of the place; that the Magazine is some distance from the Redoubt; and that the settlers are so few and seattered that he will have no difficulty in attaining his object.

It is also said that he has sent a man of the name of Manihera, te Opetiki, to purchase clothing, provisions, and run.


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant (Signed)
W.S. Atkinson
Resident Megistrate To:- W.S. Mair Esw. Resident Magistrate Opotiki.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 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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