Object #1018006 from MS-Papers-0032-0611

3 pages written 17 Aug 1872 by Hanson Turton in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Hanson Turton (jun), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0611 (38 digitised items). Letters written from Auckland and Napier

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

PRIVATE. Napier

August 17th. 1872.



Dear Sir,

The Supreme Court has upheld my decision in the Arapawamui case, as well as in the Heretaunga case. I enclose newspaper Report of proceedings on appeal in the latter case, and I will forward you report of the former case by next mail.

After the Judge gave his decision in the Arapawamui case, Mr. Towgood called on me and apologised for the charge he made against me to the Government.

The result of the proceedings in the Supreme Court has done much good amongst the natives, and the repudiation movement is discontinuing.

I understand Mr. H. Pussell has asked Ropata Te Waahakari, Te Reihana Takihi Urupene Puhaia, and others to repudiate the Ngatarawa transactions, and that they refused to do so. Paora Toratora has been convicted of perjury, and there is every probability of his getting off on a point of law reserved by the Judge for the Court of Appeal.

The question reserved turns on the Duty clause in the Act of 1865, respecting Native Deeds. Te Pake Paihau is now at a settlement inland of Omahu, and Mr. Hamlin is going out to see him.

I am, Sir,
Yours obediently (Signed)
Hanson Turton.
To:- The Honourable Donald McLean. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - Hanson Turton (jun), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0611 (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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1018006). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments