Object #1024836 from MS-Papers-0032-0551

2 pages written 14 Mar 1872 by Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Hamilton Russell in Waimate to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - A H Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0551 (55 digitised items). 54 letters written from Hawkes Bay & Wellington, 1859-1873 & undated. Includes letters from McLean to Russell.

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Waimate. Bay of Islands.

14th. March 1872.



Dear McLean

Just as I was leaving Auckland for this place, I received the copy of a letter from Te Wheoro to Karupo, dated Kohe Kohe 3rd. January, a copy of which was also forwarded to Wellington. It is simply expressing a desire for schools, and asking the terms upon which they can be established. But I think you told me you did not desire any action to be taken in the Waikato at present; and I have not therefore replied till I hear from you.

Pallem also told me that he has thought it would be a good thing if I were to visit Ohinemuri, where he had lately been, and had some talk with Moere-nui, who seemed anxious for the education of his young people.

Will you let me know, either by letter or telegram, to Auckland; where I hope to be in about a fortnight, whether you would wish me to take any action in either of those cases.

I am Just back from the North, where I have arranged for schools at Ahipara, on the West Coast, and Awanna, on the East, in addition to the school already in action at Pukepoto; all of which I have reported officially, and so need not trouble you with again.

I am rain-bound here at present on my way to Mangakahia; after which I go to Hokianga, and thence to Auckland; afterwards to Kaipara.

I find the natives everywhere anxious for schools, and willing to add to the extent of their power.


Yours very truly, (Signed)
M. Kapell.

Part of:
Inward letters - A H Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0551 (55 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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