Object #1022997 from MS-Papers-0032-0218

4 pages written by Henry Tacy Clarke

From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0218 (56 digitised items). 50 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland and Waimate, 1871-1876

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Confidential.

I will write to my brother at Tauranga about the Representation of this District R.Johnson is the person they want to get in - but I do not know whether he will come forward.

Gillies is very nasty about native matters - if he were entrusted with native matters he would soon get up a little war - Mr.Vogel says that he has been writing some very pungent minutes on Thames Gold Field Matters on question raised by Puckey - Puckey is right and ought to be supported - Still we do

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not want to irritate the Provincial Authorities - but there is not a question that they are very hostile to the Native Department -

Will you urge on several matters which must have been before you relative to matters in these Districts -

One matter is personal to myself. I mean with regard to travelling expenses, to let me drain the allowance authorized by the Treasury Regulations -

Gilbert Mair has been very ill again he has been quite confined to his

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bed for some days - and has had to call in two medical men - He is at Whangarei, but he is anxious to get back again to his duties - if when he comes back here which will be next week I find he is not sufficiently recovered I will keep him for a week or two longer - and report the matter to Col. Moule - I do not see why we should allow an officer who will be very useful to us to kill himself -

I do not see my way clearly about Mair - He is too useful to us in the

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Bay of Plenty - Hamlin cannot do the work of both Districts. He has quite enough to attend to - How is it he has not been Gazetted? As a Magistrate he cannot act. Please to see it done - Hamlin will be very useful - he is active I have written to encourage him in his work, it is wonderful how far a few kind words will go when you see an officer doing his best.


Very faithfully yours,
Hy.T.Clarke.

English (ATL)

Confidential.

I will write to my brother at Tauranga about the Representation of this District R.Johnson is the person they want to get in - but I do not know whether he will come forward.

Gillies is very nasty about native matters - if he were entrusted with native matters he would soon get up a little war - Mr.Vogel says that he has been writing some very pungent minutes on Thames Gold Field Matters on question raised by Puckey - Puckey is right and ought to be supported - Still we do not want to irritate the Provincial Authorities - but there is not a question that they are very hostile to the Native Department -

Will you urge on several matters which must have been before you relative to matters in these Districts -

One matter is personal to myself. I mean with regard to travelling expenses, to let me drain the allowance authorized by the Treasury Regulations -

Gilbert Mair has been very ill again he has been quite confined to his bed for some days - and has had to call in two medical men - He is at Whangarei, but he is anxious to get back again to his duties - if when he comes back here which will be next week I find he is not sufficiently recovered I will keep him for a week or two longer - and report the matter to Col. Moule - I do not see why we should allow an officer who will be very useful to us to kill himself -

I do not see my way clearly about Mair - He is too useful to us in the Bay of Plenty - Hamlin cannot do the work of both Districts. He has quite enough to attend to - How is it he has not been Gazetted? As a Magistrate he cannot act. Please to see it done - Hamlin will be very useful - he is active I have written to encourage him in his work, it is wonderful how far a few kind words will go when you see an officer doing his best.


Very faithfully yours,
Hy.T.Clarke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0218 (56 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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