Object #1010969 from MS-Papers-0032-0194
From: Inward letters - Robert S Bush, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0194 (97 digitised items). 96 letters written between 1870-1876 from Ohinemuri, Auckland, Ngaruawahia, Raglan.In includes letter in Maori from Hone Te One of Kawhia re meeting the Maori King in Kawhia, 1873.
Page 2 of 3. View high-resolution image
reports, it would be a means of illiciting valuable information which might prove of some service to the Government (being as it is a very difficult matter to compile anything like a correct census of natives). This might go a long way to shew whether the aborigines really were dying out faster than they were breeding. Trust you will pardon the liberty I take in making the above suggestion.
That notice which I sent you in my last letter corroborates the statement made by some of the Ngatitahinga on their return from Te Kuiti and reported by me on 19th May last. The notice apparently has been sent to them in consequence of their having leased the Akau
Page 3 of 3. View high-resolution image
block. Everything in native affairs very quiet. Wetini's son is to be married on Wednesday week to a daughter of Kereopa a Tainui hauhau - marriage ceremony is to be performed in accordance with our laws. Mr. Young is here settling with Tainui with respect to the reserve for them in the Akau block.
Hoping this will find you in good health I am My dear Sir
Yours very faithfully
ROBERT J. BUSH
Inward letters - Robert S Bush, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0194 (97 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)
Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1010969). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI