Object #1016226 from MS-Papers-0032-0640

3 pages written 17 Feb 1869 by Bishop William Williams to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Bishop William Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0640 (66 digitised items). 62 letters written from Turanga, Pahia, Auckland, Te Aute, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Waerengahika (including list of buildings destroyed), Oropaoanui (Awapawanui), 1855-1876 and undated.Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969

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COPT. February 17th. 1869.


My dear Mr. McLean,

Perhaps you have had a letter from the Archdeacon; but in case you should not, I will mention a particular or two.

Kereopa, son of Tamihana, is come in to Muriwai, and reports that he was ill at the taking of Ngatapa, and was some distance off in the bush. Then he started in the direction of Waikohu.

At Makihoi, he found a party of 30 or 40, including Te Rangituawaru, who proposed to follow after Kooti, but some of the party refused to come on to Turanga. Kooti is gone to Waioweka, near Opotiki. Rangiaho, the Urewera Chief, was not killed, but escaped from Ngatapa with Kooti. After this, he left Kooti, and took away his men with him.

The Archdeacon seems to think that matters are more hopeful, and that Kooti is not likely to meet with support.


Yours very truly (Signed)
W. Waiapu.

Part of:
Inward letters - Bishop William Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0640 (66 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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