Object #1022136 from MS-Papers-0032-0021

2 pages written 15 Nov 1868 by John Chapman St George in Taupo to Sir Donald McLean in Hawke's Bay Region

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0021 (68 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports mainly relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.

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Taupo,

Novr. 15th, 1868.



Sir,

I have the honor to forward the following report on the state of affairs at Taupo.

The general feeling of the Natives is with us, but there are many exceptions.

The greater part of the so falled friendly natives on the southern and western shores of the lake are not to be trusted.

There is no doubt that constant communication is kept up between the Urewera and King.

The general track taken by their messengers is across Kaingaroa, messengers also go via Tokano.

I hope that you will let me have some means of communication with Napier.

If orderlies are sent up they ought to travel in mufti - they ought to be descreet men and they would likely be taken for shepherds and men looking for work.

I will write you more fully when I have been here a short time longer.


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obed. Servant,
Jno. St. George.
His Honor Donald McLean, Esqr. Gen. Gov. Gt., Hawkes Bay.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0021 (68 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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