Object #1006565 from MS-Papers-0032-0507

2 pages written 15 Mar 1869 by Dr Daniel Pollen in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0507 (52 digitised items). 51 letters written from Auckland, 1857-1870, and undated. Includes copy of letter from W N Searanke to Dr Pollen & Lt Col W Moule to Searanke, 30 Jul 1869; John W Thorp to Major Cooper, Ohinemuri, Aug 1869; other letters to Dr Pollen, Aug 1869. Also piece-level inventory (excludes letters accessioned in 1969)

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English (ATL)

COPY. Auckland

March 15th. 1869.

My dear Maclean,

I have just a moment to say to you that Te kooti has appeared at Whakatane, with a force of some 200 Ureweras, Rakuraku's people, and a few of his own hereheres; and has driven Ngatipukeko from their pa at Rauporoa, and destroyed the Whakatane Kaingas and the settlement. He has lost a good many men, - perhaps 40 in the attack upon the pa.

The Arawa were being got together, and Major Mair, who came from Opotiki to aid Ngatipukeko, was observing Te Kooti from the Tapapa on Friday, and was in expectation of being attacked. He (Mair= had with him about 160 men, natives and Europeans, and held the old pa; which, you must remember, at the entrance of the harbour.

Kooti declares vengeance against Ngatiporou and the Arawa. I expected Ropata to have come to the Torere on a promised visit to Wm. King, but I find that he has gone to the West Coast.

The King has invited the Friendlies all round, to a Meeting at Tokangamutu, to be held there immediately. It is said that the object is to bring about a general peace; but in these days one doubts about every proposition, I am not without hope that this means and may end well.

I am yours very truly (Signed)
Daniel Pollen.

Part of:
Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0507 (52 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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