Object #1008324 from MS-Papers-0032-0658
From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.
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Friday 2 p.m. Oct. 4. 72
I tried to see you this morning in the buildings but you were absent. I saw "Takamoana" yesterday - he can't be trusted. W.P. has been carefully looked after and altho' the inclination is perhaps now your way in consequence of indignation at broken promises, he will not last long in one mind. I knew directly that the Patea figures were shewn that Moorhouse was beaten. I even stated the exact figures. Ballance did this.
Re. - Mr. Staffords Telegram to me - this has done much injury as "Wi Parata" says "if Land was to be restored why this haste to acquire it?" You thought of noticing this, better leave it alone. Re sum of 13.650.16.11. refused by Mr. Gillies as a fair credit on a/c Confiscated Lands. Note the following - applying to my Dist. alone. My operations when completed will place 9760 acres Freehold at disposal of Govt. purchased by me at cost of 16/11 an acre after paying out European insterest. The
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"Whenua Kura" contains say 8000 acres title to which is settled. Every question of any importance in any district is settled and you have supposing you choose to return to Natives every acre beyond those that I have arranged for you have 18,000 acres at once for disposal upon
which after deducting every cost of purchase, salaries, surveying and contingent expense a clear profit of 20,000£ will be realized as a profit on my operations.
My work represents the final settlement of the Compensation Question - embraces nearly 200 seperate negotiations and has been performed at the rate of 3/8 an acres less than the amount of my authority - after using these 18,000 acres. You have really good available country over and above reserves etc - pretty well 30,000 acres to return to Natives if you choose.
Surely this position must have been overlooked.
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items)
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