Object #1007329 from MS-Papers-0032-0018

1 page written 9 Mar 1865 by George Tovey Buckland Worgan in Wairoa to Sir Donald McLean

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 digitised items). Paper about McLean taking several notable Maori including Wi Taki Ngatata and Matene Te Whiwhi to Turanga (1865), to determine the Maori attitude towards the Paimarire religion.

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Wairoa
March 9th 65


Sir,

I think it my duty to write you information of the arrival of the priests of the 'Pai Mariri' in this river - and of the ready acceptance of their teaching by a large number of the natives. Their present head quarters are at 'Manga Arohe' and the whole of the native population of that place and several others adjoining have gone over. I have many sources of undeniable information open to me - and I should not write upon slight grounds: from the tone of these new missionaries there is reason to believe that it is a scheme to produce disturbance in this quarter in aid of the rebels at 'Taranaki' 'Patea' and the West Coast. I shall take every opportunity of acquiring information further on the subject and will furnish it to the Government as I obtain it.

I have the honor to remain, Sir,
Your Obedt. Servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
To: His Honor the Superintendent.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 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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