Object #1015293 from MS-Papers-0032-0128

3 pages written 3 Nov 1867 by Bishop William Williams in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Hawke's Bay. McLean and J D Ormond, Superintendents - Letters to Superintendent, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0128 (72 digitised items). Includes letters from Maori advising of events and activities occuring in the area

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Oct. 30 1867


I have the honor to call your attention to the following facts:

That during the time in which you were holding negociations with the Hauhau natives of Turanga, the entire property upon the school premises remained untouched. A short time before a few of the posts of my garden fence had been taken up and carried to the Pa, but upon the remonstrance of Wiremu Haronga they were at once carried back.

That it was not until the movement of the force was ordered from Turanganui, after the fruitless negociations had been broken off, that the buildings at Waerengaahika were plundered and burnt, the smoke of which was seen by the Defence Force on their way to Huiatoa

I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt. servant
William Waiapu

To:- His Honor
The Superintendent of Napier


Capt. Biggs will have the goodness to state what he knows of this subject.
Donald McLean
6 November 1867

3 November 1867

The Bishops houses were destroyed before the Colonial Forces left Turanganui I remember having my attention called to the smoke rising at the back of Makauri by the Venble. Archdeacon Williams.
Reginald Newton Biggs.

Part of:
Hawke's Bay. McLean and J D Ormond, Superintendents - Letters to Superintendent, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0128 (72 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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