Object #1017970 from MS-Papers-0032-0622

4 pages written 22 Feb 1870 by H F Way in Tauranga to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters and diary extracts - H F Way, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0622 (38 digitised items). 36 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Taupo and Bay of Plenty (Maketu), 1869-1876). Includes diary covering events 6 Oct 1869-31 Jul 1870, 1 Sep-31 Oct 1870, HRH Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Rotorua District, 13-19 Dec 1870.

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COPY. Private Tauranga

22nd. February 1870.

My dear Mr. McLean,

No news from the front. A Private, named Burrows, belonging to the Thames Volunteers, was killed last night, at the Gate Fah, by the bursting of a shell, through playing with it.

I hear, through Mr. Johnston, this morning, that Johny the Frenchman's wife, named Betty, came to Te Puna, and wanted to come in. She has been with Te Kooti since the Whakatane affair; but I hear that a lot of Pirirakaus came down last night, and took her back to the bush, I believe she has said that there are about 40 of Te Kooti's men still in the bush; also that Te Kooti has only gone into the Urewera country to leave his women and children there; and then intends to come back here to fight.

The schooner ''Jane'' leaves at once for Auckland.

Yours ever sincerely (Signed)
H.F. Way.

Part of:
Inward letters and diary extracts - H F Way, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0622 (38 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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