Object #1012410 from MS-Papers-0032-0178

4 pages written 2 Feb 1872 by Charles Carlino Brown in New Plymouth District and New Plymouth to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Charles Brown, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0178 (46 digitised items). 47 letters written from Auckland, 1854; New Plymouth, Taranaki, 1854-1876; Wanganui, Aug 1876; Patea, Oct 1876.

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English (ATL)

New Plymouth

2nd. Feb, 1872.



Dear McLean,

I omitted to mention a suggestion that I have to make, to get over the difficulty of the Pariaka opposition to the Telegraph wires.

Somewhere about Te Kurukoatu, I think just south of it, there is a sand hill rise near the beach which can be seen

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from the peak above Kaitake, and is seen from the latter, a mile or two nearer might be got, but then the sand hill would make a background so it I think; carry on the wires to a station at the sand hill and erect a Semaphore there, on Kaitake, and on Marsland Hill, and in fine weather the Telegraph could work night or day.

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Kaitake is about 10 miles from Marsland Hill, and about 20 miles from the Kurukoatu.


Yours truly,
Chas. Brown.

English (ATL)

New Plymouth

2nd. Feb, 1872.



Dear McLean,

I omitted to mention a suggestion that I have to make, to get over the difficulty of the Pariaka opposition to the Telegraph wires.

Somewhere about Te Kurukoatu, I think just south of it, there is a sand hill rise near the beach which can be seen from the peak above Kaitake, and is seen from the latter, a mile or two nearer might be got, but then the sand hill would make a background so it I think; carry on the wires to a station at the sand hill and erect a Semaphore there, on Kaitake, and on Marsland Hill, and in fine weather the Telegraph could work night or day.

Kaitake is about 10 miles from Marsland Hill, and about 20 miles from the Kurukoatu.


Yours truly,
Chas. Brown.

Part of:
Inward letters - Charles Brown, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0178 (46 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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