Object #1012021 from MS-Papers-0032-0279

2 pages written 28 Sep 1870 by Sir William Fox to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir William Fox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0279 (45 digitised items). 43 letters written by Fox from Wellington, Wanganui, Auckland, Grahamstown, Rangitikei, Marton, Dunedin, 1870-1871. Includes letter from Charles J Taylor to Fox, Feb 1870; Fox to Mete Kingi, 1870; incomplete letter to Fox (written from Patea, Mar 1870); Fox to Gisborne, Apr 1870; Fox to Gisborne (copy), May 1871; J Booth to Fox, Wanganui (copy), Apr 1871; McLean to Fox, 1871; Albert J Allen [?] to Fox, Aug 1871.

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28.9.70.


Dear McLean,

I think Moules note very satisfactory.

I think whereever we have redoubts or blockhouses they ought to be really good and defensible. The unfortunate affair at Turoturomokai was entirely owing to the insufficiency of the redoubt. If it had been like the two erected between Patu and Waihi all the natives on the Coast would

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not have taken it. I was glad to hear from Branigan that Waihi is being strengthened. It is a strong position, and not out of reach for a sudden raid by Titiko, who must have been very near it a week ago. A feeble redoubt is rather a trap than a protection.


Yours very sincerely,
Wm. Fox.

English (ATL)

28.9.70.


Dear McLean,

I think Moules note very satisfactory.

I think whereever we have redoubts or blockhouses they ought to be really good and defensible. The unfortunate affair at Turoturomokai was entirely owing to the insufficiency of the redoubt. If it had been like the two erected between Patu and Waihi all the natives on the Coast would not have taken it. I was glad to hear from Branigan that Waihi is being strengthened. It is a strong position, and not out of reach for a sudden raid by Titiko, who must have been very near it a week ago. A feeble redoubt is rather a trap than a protection.


Yours very sincerely,
Wm. Fox.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir William Fox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0279 (45 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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