Object #1023772 from MS-Papers-0032-0540

3 pages written 13 Dec 1854 by John Rogan to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0540 (40 digitised items). 40 letters written from Awakino, Mokau, New Plymouth, Takatuhi, Whangaroa, Waingohu, Tokatoka (Kaipara), Whakaturai, Auckland, Coromandel, & Sydney (Sep 1858)

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sale, in continuation of the present purchase; extending to the Awakino, inland, on the North bank, to where the boundary line at the Piupiu (near Waiwakau) produced, will intersect; so that I am negotiating for one Block, while surveying the other; but you will please not receive this as a decided offer yet, because all the people concerned are not yer consuited. He also wishes me to say that he will cease his entire control after the sale of the land, when this last-named place is sold; --- not because the land is not his, nor that he could not sell if he presses it, but for the sake of peace with the natives in the Interior. He will, however, use his influence with the natives inland to sell; and will go with me at any future time, when I shall have his support. The old man is growing blind, and hears about the land being occupied by us.

The Chief of the Ngatikinokau tribe, with nearly the whole of his people, are said to have decided on the sale of the land from Huikomako, (our present boundary), to Huitihere, running inland to the source of the Awakino, and along the river, until it meets Ta Kerei's land, Wahia and some of his followers are likely to pay you a visit

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at Auckland this summer. A number of the natives from Wai Kawau are to see me on the subject before I return to town. With the exception of the Ngatipehi party, who hold possession of the Black Diamond territory, and are still obstinate, everything here seems to me to progress in a most satisfactory manner.

I remain, my dear Sir,
faithfully yours (Signed)
John Rogan.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

Letter from J. Rogan, to Donald McLean, dated 13th. December 1854.

COPY. Awakino
13th. December 1854.


My dear Sir,

I arrived here a few days ago, and had a consultation with Ta Kerei and his people, who are now grinding wheat, and making the necessary preparations for traversing the unsurveyed part of the Taumatamaire Block. I leave in a day or two, with a large party, for the Mountains; and it is probable you will not hear from me again until the £500 is paid, which will be in about 3 weeks' from this time.

Ta Kerei desires me to say that the natives of Awakino intend offering another piece of land for sale, in continuation of the present purchase; extending to the Awakino, inland, on the North bank, to where the boundary line at the Piupiu (near Waiwakau) produced, will intersect; so that I am negotiating for one Block, while surveying the other; but you will please not receive this as a decided offer yet, because all the people concerned are not yer consuited. He also wishes me to say that he will cease his entire control after the sale of the land, when this last-named place is sold; --- not because the land is not his, nor that he could not sell if he presses it, but for the sake of peace with the natives in the Interior. He will, however, use his influence with the natives inland to sell; and will go with me at any future time, when I shall have his support. The old man is growing blind, and hears about the land being occupied by us.

The Chief of the Ngatikinokau tribe, with nearly the whole of his people, are said to have decided on the sale of the land from Huikomako, (our present boundary), to Huitihere, running inland to the source of the Awakino, and along the river, until it meets Ta Kerei's land, Wahia and some of his followers are likely to pay you a visit at Auckland this summer. A number of the natives from Wai Kawau are to see me on the subject before I return to town. With the exception of the Ngatipehi party, who hold possession of the Black Diamond territory, and are still obstinate, everything here seems to me to progress in a most satisfactory manner.

I remain, my dear Sir,
faithfully yours (Signed)
John Rogan.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0540 (40 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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