Object #1007053 from MS-Papers-0032-0484
From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0484 (67 digitised items). 65 letters written from Napier. Includes copy of letter from Te Poihipi Tukairangi, Pahautea Kaingaroa (in Maori), 14 May 1870; letter from Te Moananui to Hamana Tiakiwai, Napier, 3 Apr 1870.Also letter from Ormond to Daniel Pollen; Ormond to Lieut Col James Fraser, 3 Dec 1869; Lieut Col James Fraser to Capt Reuner, 4 Dec 1869.
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January 17th, /70
I have just received further information from Tapuaehararu of Te Kooti -- I enclose you Locke's Telegram with its enclosure -- It seems pretty certain Kooti is at Patetere and that at any rate Hakaraia's section of Ngatiraukawa have joined him.
McDonnell is expected today at Tapuaehararu and will effect a junction with Topia and Kemp and will advance on Patetere -- I have urged him to select a line of advance that will if possible cut off Kooti should he make for the Urewera country -- McDonnells force will not be less than 700 to 800 men -- They will get supplies at Tapuaehararu to take them to Patetere and will then have to trust to what they can get in the country they advance in -- and upon what you can do to send food to meet them -- The Bishop of Waiapu was with me just now he
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says the Sturt can go up the river to Matamata valley of the Thames and that thence to Patetere is easy country and no distance -- Such arrangements as you can make should be made -- for instance a few cattle might be got somewhere near, so as to push on to the force if necessary -- Another thing which seems to me very important is to stop the road against Kooti's return to Waikato and the King -- Please advise me by any opportunities through Nelson or Wanganui of what steps you are taking in order that I may cooperate as much as possible from here -- We ought to use
every endeavour to make this a finish and not to stick at anything wanted to ensure it --
J. D. Ormond.
The force may need ammunition if they have any fighting at Patetere and if there be any Pa work -
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0484 (67 digitised items)
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