July 11th 1864
I called at the Hauke on my way up but the Hapuku was not at home he had gone to Waimarama The next day (Friday) I called at Patangata but finding that Hori had gone to Waimarama I appointed to day for talking about Oero etc. Accordingly I rode over this morning I find that the Tamamu is let to Mr. G. S. Coopers overseer for three years, the first years rent to be sixty pounds the second one hundred and twenty the third at one hundred and forty and further that C. Collins had offerred five hundred pounds for the place so that at present I dont see any chance of getting that place - I am sorry to say that the question of the Oero did not end as well as I hoped The natives persisting in holding to their statement that they have a claim over a portion of Mr. Curling's run also a portion of J. Tiffens lands: they state that they still have the cheque that you gave them at Te Aute - That they will only be satisfied with an investigation where they can talk to you and then perhaps they may be induced to sell all their land at the Oero. Renata pukututu and Maika (who
are at the back of the movement further state that when the question is settled with the Govt. that they will make Mr. Curling pay grass money. I told them that I would send you word what had passed - I have seen Captain Newman I promised to go to Eparaima as soon as I could, his fence is up -
I remain Dear Sir
Donald McLean Esqr.
Inward letters - Samuel Locke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0393 (103 digitised items)
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