Object #1026739 from MS-Papers-0032-0019

2 pages written 17 Nov 1866 by Captain Charles W Rennell La Serre in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean in Hawke's Bay Region

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0019 (56 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. Napier
17th. November 1866


In accordance with your instructions, I started from Napier about 9 p.m. on the evening of Monday, the 12th. inst., to proceed to Akateo; at which place I arrived on the evening of Wednesday the 14th. inst.

I gathered there from a native called Karorea, that the body of the Hau Haus who had caused us some excitement on account of their proceedings between Wairarapa and this Province, had broken up; each party going to its own separate Kainga; some to Rangitikei, others to Taranaki.

This information, Karorea probably obtained through Wi Whangaroa, whose son, Mamuera, is living with the Hau Haus at the Wairarapa; and I think you will find it partly corroborated in the letter which I enclose from the native to whom you wrote, and whom I found at Wainui on my way back.

The result of the fight at Omaranui appears to have frightened the Hau Haus from coming to this Province at present, whilst at the same time, it has given the European settlers along the Coast, encouragement and confidence, both in the Hawke's Bay Government, and their fellow settlers.

I have the honour to be Sir,
Your most obedient servant
(Signed) C.W.R. Laserre
To:- His Honor The Superintendent Hawke's Bay.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0019 (56 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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