Object #1023050 from MS-Papers-0032-0201

4 pages written 17 Oct 1870 by James H Campbell to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - James H Campbell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0201 (46 digitised items). 45 letters written from Waiapu, Gisborne, Tauranga, Opotiki, Te Awanui, Wynnestead (East Tamaki), Doon Side, `Star of the South' (Kawa Kawa), and several undated.

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English (ATL)


October 17th. 1870.

My dear McLean,

I got here a few days ago having come along the Coast with Porter who was at Waiapu paying the Natives. I heard a good deal of grumbling about some two pounds extra that the men expected to get and threats of not going out again when required if it was not paid. I merely mention as it/of course you will hear it all from the proper quarter.

My boy Fred who is now 16 and well grown for his age expresses a strong desire to go into the A. Constabulary. I think it would do him a great deal of good and I should not like to oppose him in it.

Will you kindly assist me with information as I do not know how to proceed about it.

Ropata was with me at Waiapu for a day or two before. I left. They wish that the piece of land at Awanui could be surveyed as soon as possible and the matter settled. I have pointed out in my report to Cooper that owing to the constant obstruction to communication caused by the Waiapu river I consider that the place for the R.M. is south of it.

There is nothing new about Kooti but we all travel armed. Major Pitt and Newland are starting for Wairoa and take this.

Yours ever,
J.H. Campbell.

Part of:
Inward letters - James H Campbell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0201 (46 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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