Object #1018234 from MS-Papers-0032-0630

1 page written 24 Nov 1868 by Charles Westrup in Turanganui

From: Inward letters - Charles Westrup, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0630 (33 digitised items). 33 letters written from Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay and Auckland, 1865-1871 & undated. Includes piece-level inventory for letters accessioned pre-1969

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November 24th, 1868

10 a.m.
My dear Cooper,

I enclose you Keke's note he is up at the front.

I cant yet learn exactly how we are going on with the fighting, our men came on the enemy suddenly, a camp of Tents, oxen, sheep etc. A few earthworks thrown up by the enemy but what extent I cannot say. Hope to heaven it may turn out well. If Ngatiporou comes up quickly on the enemies rear this must completely smash him.

The place is about 35 mile from this place and must be near the Wangaroa or Hungaroa as it seems to be pronounced, on the Wairoa River.

Our loss at this time is 2 killed and 12 wounded am making preparations for Hospital accommodation
Yours truly
Charles Westrup

Part of:
Inward letters - Charles Westrup, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0630 (33 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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