Object #1015632 from MS-Papers-0032-0316

3 pages written 23 Jun 1858 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0316 (40 digitised items). 42 letters written from New Plymouth, Wanganui, Auckland, Waiuku, Mokau, Kawhia [?], 1858-1860

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New Plymouth.

23rd. June 1858.

My dear Sir,

There is nothing to report by this post, beyond the building of a stockade on the south bank of Waitara as a precautionary measure against Ihaia.

Raniera, Waka, Tamihana and other natives who have been staying with W. Kingi, at intervals, since the Taranaki natives left this district, are expected at the Ninia tomorrow previously to settling down at their respective settlements.

I think now that the feud here may be considered at an end, the Natives will turn their attention to the Leader in Maori Messenger of 15 May, which I am glad to say several leading men have already spoken to me about. As a rule the Messenger is but little read by the Natives here, and until they have the sense to hand over their lands to Government, not likely to be.

There has been some talk of dividing Ihaia's and Nikorima's lands amongst members of the taua but nothing definite has been done.

Aperahama te Kaui, who with other Karihi natives left with W. K. Karowhiti, returned to that pa on Tuesday last, with out provoking any angry feelings amongst W. Kingi's people.

The pas built by the taua were pulled down and the huts burnt on Wedy. last.

Faithfully your,
H. Halse.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0316 (40 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)

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