Object #1026193 from MS-Papers-0032-0001

3 pages written 21 Jun 1844 by George Clarke in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0001 (21 digitised items). Memos and correspondence with George Clarke, the Chief Protector of Aborigines, including draft reports by McLean on his meetings with Maori relating to disputes and negotiations over land.Also includes translation of a letter (1844) from Te Wherowhero to the Taranaki chiefs urging them not to follow Te Rauparaha's example of confrontation refering to the Wairau conflict (1839) and notes of a meeting between Ngamotu Maori and McLean, 27 Sep 1844.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

Protectors Office,
Auckland,
June 21,/44,


Sir,

I have the honor to request that you will proceed with Mr. Taylor to the Ngatipaoa Tribe and inform them that that Gentleman is about commencing operations in the way of Mining, on the Island of Pakahu as however some of the Natives have complained that the purchase of that Island was not complete you may inform them that your object is to render them every assistance you can in order to settle the question, that Mr. Taylor may not be molested in his work.

You are already in possession of His Excellencys notes upon this

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English (ATL)

subject and will confine yourself in all your transactions conformably thereto. In the event of your not being able to complete to your satisfaction the object of your visit you may refer the Natives to me, when I may be able to complete it.

You will report to me the result of your Negotiation immediately on your return.


I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obt. servt.,
George Clarke.

English (ATL)

Protectors Office,
Auckland,
June 21,/44,


Sir,

I have the honor to request that you will proceed with Mr. Taylor to the Ngatipaoa Tribe and inform them that that Gentleman is about commencing operations in the way of Mining, on the Island of Pakahu as however some of the Natives have complained that the purchase of that Island was not complete you may inform them that your object is to render them every assistance you can in order to settle the question, that Mr. Taylor may not be molested in his work.

You are already in possession of His Excellencys notes upon this subject and will confine yourself in all your transactions conformably thereto. In the event of your not being able to complete to your satisfaction the object of your visit you may refer the Natives to me, when I may be able to complete it.

You will report to me the result of your Negotiation immediately on your return.


I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obt. servt.,
George Clarke.

Part of:
Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0001 (21 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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