Object #1005682 from MS-Papers-0032-0023
3 pages to Wairoa
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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Wairoa Expedition. 1869
Colonel Lambert's dispatch reached me Friday 9.p.m 27th. March. ''Toha'' himself undertook to see Mohaka Natives and went there on the 28th. inst. also messengers to ''Hakawanga'' - 34 Nuhaka people people arrived on the night of the 30th.
Meeting held at Pauls pa on April 1st. Ihakas people 19 in no. arrived on the 2nd.
On the 3rd. Saturday I movedout to Ra moto. Mustered force
Europeans Dr F? Ormond Tamihana people 30 G.B. Worgan Maraki 16 G. Burton Kerei 14 J. Whitley Nukaka 34 McKain pack Horses Kurupakiaka 30 Hodges Hahu 20 Blake Matawhaiti 13 Ngatihuri & Pauls 30 - 187
Rations of 1lb flour 1/6 tea 2oz. sugar issued for 15 days counting from the 30th. 3 days beef 2 bullocks driven with force - 50 rounds of ammunition and 11 kegs of reserve carried on 3 pack horses.
Sunday April 4th. Pouring rain.
Monday 5 - do. reached Manotawhio rangi
Tuesday 6 - do. scouting hills on line of march - Spiller's dispatch alarmed natives
Wednesday 7 - Day cleared moved on to crossing at foot of Tukurangi
Thursday 8 - Again raining. Night advance on Tukurangi.
Friday 9 - Divided force in consequence of Dispatches recd. and because of extreme anxiety of the Natives concerning their settlements. Told off Hapimana's division to attack Te Kiwi.
Saturday 10 - Piest division reached Clyde by 10 a.m. - 2nd. by 4 p.m. Marched out 1st. division.
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to Mohaka by 10 p.m. by Saturday night. (With about 100 to 120 men) occupied heights overlooking Mohaka Pas by daylight on
Sunday 11 - Sunday morning - wrote for support to C.O. Wairoa and moved to relieve Jerusalem Pa - engaged ''Te Kooti'' and threw sufficient men into Pa to hold it - driven out of position by force of numbers and failing ammunition. 2nd. division came to our relief meeting us at Waihua about 2 p.m. having been delayed by officers in Wairoa. Withdrew force into Clyde by sundown - feeling secure that Pa would
hold out and expecting Te Kooti to follow up ourforce to Wairoa.
Of my force
I lost at ''Te Kiwi'' - 2 killed 1 wounded, one of the killed being Rev. Tamehana's elder brother.
Lost at Mohaka - 3 killed
Enemy slain at Te Kiwi - 'Hori te Rangi' Chief of 'NgatimateWai' and 6 others
Many wounded also and settlement destroyed.
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