Object #1012672 from MS-Papers-0032-0124
From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0124 (59 digitised items).
Includes a letter in Maori giving assurances that they will do whatever is expected of them from the police
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Names of the Principal Native Chiefs of Wanganui by Mr.Mathews.
1. Te Anaua and his brother Te Mawai as a claimant.
2. Te Kawana or as he is termed Paipai would be about 2nd in rank.
Mitikingi an influential young chief one of the Aboriginal inhabitants of Wanganui especially in the Wangaehu district where he generally resides - Rangirua, Honi Wiremu Hipanga.
Patu tokotoko Pakaro Turoas eldest son is the representative of the tribe - Te Tahana second son
Maketu Brother to Turoa
Mr.Mathew thinks that the natives above enumerated would be sufficient to convey the whole right and title to lands purchased by the N.Z.Company at Wanganui and that if they recd. payment there would be no further trouble with any others he certifies this as the result of his experience for eleven years in the country and 3 years of that time was spent at Wanganui.
Turoa belonged originally to Wanganui and became connected with the Taupos by marriage his first wife was from that county by whom he had Takero Tairangi who lives at Taupo
te Tahana the wife was a most influential female of that county.
The Waitotara people appear to have a claim at Kai Iwi or the Karaka Mr.Mathews remembers their having planted there when he lived at Wanganui as catechist.
Rangitauira's claim was at one period denied by some of the other natives of the River. Turoas and te Anuas claim has always been acknowledged -
Ngakai the chief of Pipiriki is kind and well disposed to have settlers at Wanganui he does not interfere much in the land question at Wanganui.
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