Object #1004394 from MS-Papers-0032-0209
From: Inward letters - Surnames, Carrington, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0209 (32 digitised items). Correspondents:F A Carrington, Taranaki, 1841-1873 (15 letters); Jane Carrington, Taranaki, 1876 (1 letter); W Carrington, Taranaki, 1847-1870 (16 letters, including one letter to his brother Fred).
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27th May 61
My dear Sir,
Since I last wrote we have had no news from the north, the natives at Waitara are speculating what will be the next move of W. Kingi. Two Natives arrived at Waitara the other day from the south, Hapurona says they came as a sort of feeler in reference to himself. They also report that the Ngatiraukawa and Ngatiapa as being determined
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to support the king movement and that Matina te Whiwhi, and Tamihana Rauparaha were the only Queen men of any note. I suspect this must be taken with some caution, as the men who reported it were both Kingites.
I am sorry to say the Taranaki and Ngatiruanui natives, up to this time, have remained obstinate, only a few of them came up to the meeting at Moturoa, and no one of any particular note amongst them, the majority of the
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tribe refuse to give any thing up, and say, in future, they will not allow any mail to pass. At present my head quarters are at Waitara, things at present are quite quiet there. I have been two or three times as far as the Poutoko about some cattle and other matters.
Nearly the whole of the Mataitawa, Manutai, and Pukerangiora people have gone to Ngatiruanui, they say to a huhunga, but I fancy to a runanga as well.
Chas. Brown has been returned by a large majority as Superintendent
Inward letters - Surnames, Carrington, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0209 (32 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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