Object #1022052 from MS-Papers-0032-0465

5 pages written 1 Jun 1870 by Colonel William Moule in Tauranga to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - W Moule, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0465 (38 digitised items). 38 letters written from Waikato & Tauranga. Includes letters to and from others correspondents: Samuel Morgan to Dr Pollen, 17 Aug 1869; Moule to Dr Pollen, 17 Aug 1869; Moule to Mair, 17 Sep 1870.

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1st June 1870

My dear Sir,

Hapurona has not yet put in an appearance but is expected here tomorrow. I believe he has been delayed talking and feasting with the tribes along the road - Enoka will pay every attention to Hapurona on arrival. Mr. Commr. Clarke is expected from Auckland by the steamer tomorrow, so he will be able to talk over matters with Hapurona.

Raku Raku's wife, and Websters Aunt left Whakatane on 27th ult., and were escorted past the old Mill by Websters people, as some interference was likely to occur on the part of Ngatipukekos.

Webster expects his Aunt back soon, with answers to the letters forwarded by her, and it seems to be understood that she will be accompanied by some of the Uriweras, and in anticipation of these people coming in, Webster with his tribe and accompanied by Sub Inspector Withers proceed to the Whakatane Gorge to meet them, as the Uriweras are afraid of the Ngatipukekos.

Kepa who deserted from Ohinemutu or was taken prisoner, is expected in with the Uriweras.

It appears that Tamai Kowha returned and buried the old man killed at Ohiwa.

Wm. Marsh seems most unpopular with both Europeans and Natives along the Bey of Plenty coast, and I think his removal to another place would be to the advantage of the Public Service.

The five Arawas who went from Ohinemutu about about a month ago to Tokongamutu, to try and bring about a better feeling between the Arawas and King party, have returned. The King wishes that whole of the Arawas about Ohinemutu should visit him to talk over matters of peace.

Fox of the Arawas is throwing some difficulty in the way of the erection of the Telegraph line over his land, but Mr. Blake and Warbrick have gone up to settle the matter.

Mr. Gill is still up in the Lake District paying the Native contingents.

Seven tons of Potatoes were divided between the Ngatiawa and Ngatipukeko on 27 Ult.

No fresh news from Mair, Preece and others,

I remain my dear Sir,
Yours very truly
W. Moule
The Hon. D. McLean,
Native & Defence Minister, WELLINGTON.

Part of:
Inward letters - W Moule, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0465 (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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