Object #1026196 from MS-Papers-0032-0264

4 pages written 8 Apr 1869 by George Thomas Fannin

From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0264 (53 digitised items). 51 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1869-1870. Includes newspaper cuttings and drafts of three letters from McLean to Fannin, 15 Jan, 8 Apr & 12 Aug 1869

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Ap/8/69


Sir,

The only further news is that Mr. Grindell by direction of Messrs. Cooper and Richmond is trying to procure the assistance of Renata and Paora Kaiwhatu to go to Taupo. I believe they want Hewitt to go but he is not willing to do so unless he has a force of 400 men. A dray left yesterday for Pekapeka with stores and supplies for the men coming overland -

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I informed the Bishop of Waiapu and Mr. Locke about Renatas affair. The letter to Renata sent last evg. has not reached him yet - boy could not find him. Thursday evening -

Renata recd. letter read it to himself first - o his men after all laughed - and then Renata sent Col. Lambert's original letter back again. I think after that they will leave the natives alone.

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7 h o'clock p.m. Orderly in from Wairoa - expect to engage Te Waru at Waikaremoana yesterday. Pana Toki has joined Te Waru. Mr. Vogel pitched into Mr. Wilson and gave him a drumming - he told messengers that the whole of the Middle Island are with Your Honor to a man. Would your Honor be kind enough to see about Mr. Worgan's pay - Mr. Vogel spent 1 1/2 hours with Mr. Wood - 8 1/2 o'clock.

Latest from Taupo, Cox's overseer

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in reports Te Kooti at Te Whaiti in a pah on the outskirts of the bush. Johnny George with 150 Arawas marched at night through the bush but having no Europeans did not feel inclined to attack Te Kooti. The natives up at Taupo wont listen to any one but your Honor. Mr. Cox will be up here in a few days. I think I have told your Honor all the information - hoping you are enjoying good health.


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

English (ATL)

Ap/8/69


Sir,

The only further news is that Mr. Grindell by direction of Messrs. Cooper and Richmond is trying to procure the assistance of Renata and Paora Kaiwhatu to go to Taupo. I believe they want Hewitt to go but he is not willing to do so unless he has a force of 400 men. A dray left yesterday for Pekapeka with stores and supplies for the men coming overland - I informed the Bishop of Waiapu and Mr. Locke about Renatas affair. The letter to Renata sent last evg. has not reached him yet - boy could not find him. Thursday evening -

Renata recd. letter read it to himself first - o his men after all laughed - and then Renata sent Col. Lambert's original letter back again. I think after that they will leave the natives alone.

7 h o'clock p.m. Orderly in from Wairoa - expect to engage Te Waru at Waikaremoana yesterday. Pana Toki has joined Te Waru. Mr. Vogel pitched into Mr. Wilson and gave him a drumming - he told messengers that the whole of the Middle Island are with Your Honor to a man. Would your Honor be kind enough to see about Mr. Worgan's pay - Mr. Vogel spent 1 1/2 hours with Mr. Wood - 8 1/2 o'clock.

Latest from Taupo, Cox's overseer in reports Te Kooti at Te Whaiti in a pah on the outskirts of the bush. Johnny George with 150 Arawas marched at night through the bush but having no Europeans did not feel inclined to attack Te Kooti. The natives up at Taupo wont listen to any one but your Honor. Mr. Cox will be up here in a few days. I think I have told your Honor all the information - hoping you are enjoying good health.


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-0032-0264 (53 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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