Object #1015196 from MS-Papers-0032-0027

1 page written 12 Sep 1868 by Joseph Rhodes to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Telegrams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0027 (123 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. To:- D. McLean
Wellington. Sept. 12th. 1868



The men march down to the Sturt in an hour's time. I have written you fully by Mr. Biggs. Reports Poverty Bay in a very dangerous state. I expect Wairoa will be deserted, and so would this place if people could get away. Everybody is disgusted with a Government that strip this place of our few effective men, and we know that a rabble is no use. It is high time we were trained to arms, and sufficient arms sent up to arm our own people, as it appears we must depend on ourselves alone. Karaitiana wants to know if he could send hemi (?) and men to Petane.

(Signed)
Joseph Rhodes.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Telegrams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0027 (123 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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