Object #1005442 from MS-Papers-0032-0002

2 pages written 7 Feb 1846 by George Clarke in Auckland City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0002 (34 digitised items). Includes correspondence with George Clarke, Chief Protector of Aborigines and others relating to Maori affairs in the Taranaki and Wanganui area. Includes list of the principal chiefs of the Puketapu tribe (1845), many of whom had settled at the unoccupied Ngati Toa pa at Te Uruhi on the Kapiti Coast; a report by Rev. Skevington on a dispute between Taupo and Wanganui Maori; description of the boundaries of the small block including the town and suburbs of New Plymouth, 22 Nov 1844 and lists of expenses incurred by McLean carry out his official duties

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English (ATL)

Protector's Office, Auckland.

February 7th. 1846.



Sir,

I have the honor to acquaint you that it is the intention of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to remodel the Protectorate Department and in consequence it has become my painful duty to inform you that on and after the 31st. of March 1846 the services of two officers only will be required.

The following extract from the Honorable the Colonial Secretary's Letter, while it dispenses with your present services, assures you that His Excellency will bear in mind your claims upon the Government. ''Should any opportunities offer of making appointments to

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English (ATL)

Native Schools or Institutions, the claims of those gentlemen who have been employed in the Protectorate Department shall receive every consideration they may be found to merit.''


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient servant,
George Clarke. Chief Protector of Aborigines.

English (ATL)

Protector's Office, Auckland.

February 7th. 1846.



Sir,

I have the honor to acquaint you that it is the intention of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to remodel the Protectorate Department and in consequence it has become my painful duty to inform you that on and after the 31st. of March 1846 the services of two officers only will be required.

The following extract from the Honorable the Colonial Secretary's Letter, while it dispenses with your present services, assures you that His Excellency will bear in mind your claims upon the Government. ''Should any opportunities offer of making appointments to Native Schools or Institutions, the claims of those gentlemen who have been employed in the Protectorate Department shall receive every consideration they may be found to merit.''


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient servant,
George Clarke. Chief Protector of Aborigines.

Part of:
Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0002 (34 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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