Object #1012354 from MS-Papers-0032-0817

2 pages written 23 Dec 1862 by Archibald John McLean in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0817 (65 digitised items). Letters written on board ship or from various ports, 1847-1858 prior to his arrival in New Zealand in mid-1858. From then on the letters are almost all written from Maraekakaho about station matters.

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English (MD)

23 December 1862

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

The bearer Mr Weber came here and wished one of us to speak to the natives to get the timber out of the Waka Perau to make the bridges over the creeks on the Omahu Road. I told him to apply to you as you understand native matters better than us. I should think the natives cannot object to such a proposal as that being more for their interest than any others. Renata has been the most popular man about the bush of late. Alex will gave you all the other improvements regarding the

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English (MD)

sheep. Old Malcolm says we will get all our number. I have no doubt but we shall we know of about 300. The fearful drought spreads them all over the country in all directions. We have 84 bales finished. I hope you will be up with Alex.


Yours affectionately
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

23 December 1862

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

The bearer Mr Weber came here and wished one of us to speak to the natives to get the timber out of the Waka Perau to make the bridges over the creeks on the Omahu Road. I told him to apply to you as you understand native matters better than us. I should think the natives cannot object to such a proposal as that being more for their interest than any others. Renata has been the most popular man about the bush of late. Alex will gave you all the other improvements regarding the sheep. Old Malcolm says we will get all our number. I have no doubt but we shall we know of about 300. The fearful drought spreads them all over the country in all directions. We have 84 bales finished. I hope you will be up with Alex.


Yours affectionately
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0817 (65 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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