Object #1013655 from MS-Papers-0032-0263

7 pages written 30 Jul 1868 by George Thomas Fannin in Napier City

From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 digitised items). 42 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1863-1868. Includes three newspaper clippings, one a letter to the editor from James Woodbine Johnson, Maraetaha Station, 1868.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

Page 1 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

Napier

July 30th. 1868.



Sir,

In continuation of my last report to Your Honor. We have had a very heavy flood, connenced on Saturday evg. raining for 2 days and nights had a heavy downpour. The large quantity of snow in the Hills which was melted very rapidly by a warm North East wind caused the flood to be

Page 2 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

as high as it was. There has no news of any material consequence arrived yet -- all are rumours and not authenticated by any officer or official Despatch. The reports are two Westrup and Wilson supposed to have lost a number of horses and been defeated in an Engagement with the Chatham Island Hauhaus. This is the Mailman's

Page 3 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

report which he brought from Poverty Bay to Wairoa. The other is Richardson and Paora Apatu started for Waikare moana and met some Hau Hau where they came from I do not know -- Paora Apatu bolted at first shot. Mitchell the half-caste brought this report to Wairoa but not accompanyed by an despatch from Mr.

Page 4 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

Richardson -- he also says a Native was taken prisoner riding Mr. Wilsons horse -- and that when he left several had fallen on both sides. In future I shall telegraph all news to Your Honor myself. I was under the impression that Capt. Rhodes had regularly done so. I am living in Town this week past -- Your Honors place looks nice and

Page 5 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

green. I send you that last Auckland paper -- in page 7 you will see a letter from Mr. Davis walking into Mr. Biggs. The ''Galatea'' was spoken by the barque ''Constance'' on the 17th. May. You will see at page 8 of the same paper -- report all well.

July 31 1868.

Waipawa arrived I telegraphed

Page 6 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

immediately -- letter private -- but I knew correct. I send you an extra enclosed with full information. Your Honor may be assured of the earliest and fullest information that I can obtain. Hoping you enjoy good health.

I have the hr. to be
Sir Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos, Fannin.
Mr. Wood changed his mind and did not print and extra I

Page 7 of 7. View high-resolution image

English (ATL)

send Your Honor a copy of a letter I recd. Mr. Wood has again changed his mind. Col. Whitmore seems very sanguine of success. I was after all obliged to copy letter for Your Honor and then Mr. Rhodes took it and has forwarded himself. Please excuse the way it is addressed for I was writing against time.

English (ATL)

Napier

July 30th. 1868.



Sir,

In continuation of my last report to Your Honor. We have had a very heavy flood, connenced on Saturday evg. raining for 2 days and nights had a heavy downpour. The large quantity of snow in the Hills which was melted very rapidly by a warm North East wind caused the flood to be as high as it was. There has no news of any material consequence arrived yet -- all are rumours and not authenticated by any officer or official Despatch. The reports are two Westrup and Wilson supposed to have lost a number of horses and been defeated in an Engagement with the Chatham Island Hauhaus. This is the Mailman's report which he brought from Poverty Bay to Wairoa. The other is Richardson and Paora Apatu started for Waikare moana and met some Hau Hau where they came from I do not know -- Paora Apatu bolted at first shot. Mitchell the half-caste brought this report to Wairoa but not accompanyed by an despatch from Mr. Richardson -- he also says a Native was taken prisoner riding Mr. Wilsons horse -- and that when he left several had fallen on both sides. In future I shall telegraph all news to Your Honor myself. I was under the impression that Capt. Rhodes had regularly done so. I am living in Town this week past -- Your Honors place looks nice and green. I send you that last Auckland paper -- in page 7 you will see a letter from Mr. Davis walking into Mr. Biggs. The ''Galatea'' was spoken by the barque ''Constance'' on the 17th. May. You will see at page 8 of the same paper -- report all well.

July 31 1868.

Waipawa arrived I telegraphed immediately -- letter private -- but I knew correct. I send you an extra enclosed with full information. Your Honor may be assured of the earliest and fullest information that I can obtain. Hoping you enjoy good health.

I have the hr. to be
Sir Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos, Fannin.
Mr. Wood changed his mind and did not print and extra I send Your Honor a copy of a letter I recd. Mr. Wood has again changed his mind. Col. Whitmore seems very sanguine of success. I was after all obliged to copy letter for Your Honor and then Mr. Rhodes took it and has forwarded himself. Please excuse the way it is addressed for I was writing against time.

Part of:
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 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=1013655). 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.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments