Object #1016204 from MS-Papers-0032-0196

3 pages written 10 Oct 1861 by Charles Cameron in Gabriels Gully to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Cad - Cam, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0196 (19 digitised items). Correspondents:F Cadell, Tauranga & Auckland, 1866-1870 (3 letters); Cadle & Blair (Firm), Poverty Bay, 1866 (1 letter); Caledonian Society, Wellington, 1870 (1 letter); Philip Callan, Auckland, 1848-1871 (5 letters); Allan Cameron, Turakina, 1852-1853 ( 1 letter & 2 McLean drafts); Charles Cameron, Auckland, Papakura, Melbourne & Gabriel's Gully, 1857-1861 (5 letters); Colin Cameron, Hawera, 1874 re land at Waihi belonging to Hipirini Pehopo (1 letter).

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English (ATL)

Gabriels Gully
10 Oct. 1861

My dear Sir,

Next day after my arrival at Otago I proceeded at once to the diggings I am now in Gabriel's Gully. The party I formed at first disolved. The second day after we commenced work The Gold Field is equal to the report and I beleave very extensive The diggings are not over 50 miles from Dunedin. Provisions is frightfull high which is a great drawback.

I have sent for Johny. He will be of great assistance to me here.

This province is the finest part of New Zealand besides the climate is good.

I have 3 men imployed charges and expencis are very high, only obtained 3 oz yet.

excuse this writing on my knee I am Dear Sir, Yours truly
Chas. Cameron
P. S. Give my respects to my friend W. Graham

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Cad - Cam, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0196 (19 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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