Object #1023311 from MS-Papers-0032-0263

4 pages written 29 Oct 1868 by George Thomas Fannin in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 digitised items). 42 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1863-1868. Includes three newspaper clippings, one a letter to the editor from James Woodbine Johnson, Maraetaha Station, 1868.

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English (ATL)

Napier
- Oct. 29th 1868


Sir,

I have the honor to inform you that the orderly from Taupo arrived in Napier yesterday evening accompanied by Paora Hapes son - who reported that 2 men and 1 woman of the Urewera tribe would arrive this Evg, at Tarehas Pah - that Paora Hape would not let them stop at his place - The pack

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horses to Taupo were examined by Paora Hape and were found to contain nothing but blankets, sugar, tea, tobaco and a couple boxes of matches. In Mr. Rhodes' absence I requested Mr. Hamlin to proceed to Pawhakao and learn the purport of the 2 men and woman's visit and to glean any further information he could either in reference to the Urewera tribe or ex-prisoners etc. Mr. Hamlin has just returned and report as follows.

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2 men and woman of Urewera tribe are down to tangi over a child of Wi at Pawhuakairo Named McLean and Margarata did not find out name of the other. They say that the Ureweras do not intend to join the Te Kooti, They respect the line drawn by your Honor and Kopu when peace was made at Waikaremoana - and so long as we do not cross the line - they will not come this way - hut if Te Kooti fights at Opotiki pah - they will join him then - This

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is the only news,

I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obt. St.
Geo. Thos. Fannin

English (ATL)

Napier
- Oct. 29th 1868


Sir,

I have the honor to inform you that the orderly from Taupo arrived in Napier yesterday evening accompanied by Paora Hapes son - who reported that 2 men and 1 woman of the Urewera tribe would arrive this Evg, at Tarehas Pah - that Paora Hape would not let them stop at his place - The pack horses to Taupo were examined by Paora Hape and were found to contain nothing but blankets, sugar, tea, tobaco and a couple boxes of matches. In Mr. Rhodes' absence I requested Mr. Hamlin to proceed to Pawhakao and learn the purport of the 2 men and woman's visit and to glean any further information he could either in reference to the Urewera tribe or ex-prisoners etc. Mr. Hamlin has just returned and report as follows.

2 men and woman of Urewera tribe are down to tangi over a child of Wi at Pawhuakairo Named McLean and Margarata did not find out name of the other. They say that the Ureweras do not intend to join the Te Kooti, They respect the line drawn by your Honor and Kopu when peace was made at Waikaremoana - and so long as we do not cross the line - they will not come this way - hut if Te Kooti fights at Opotiki pah - they will join him then - This is the only news,

I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obt. St.
Geo. Thos. Fannin

Part of:
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 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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