Object #1027011 from MS-Papers-0032-0018

1 page written 20 Jul 1865 by Lieutenant-Colonel James Fraser in Waiapu

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 digitised items). Paper about McLean taking several notable Maori including Wi Taki Ngatata and Matene Te Whiwhi to Turanga (1865), to determine the Maori attitude towards the Paimarire religion.

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Waiapu Pah
20th July 1865


Sir,

I have the honor to inform you, that it will be very unsafe to land any stores or ammunition at "Awanui" as the road along which they would have to be brought, for us to get them, is a very dangerous one completely covered by the sea cliff the whole way, and would take a thousand men or more to defend. I have therefore to recommend, that everything be landed here, opposite the Pah, when the surf abates.

I beg to state that we are most urgently in want of rifle ammunition, for the reasons I have given in the private letter forwarded herewith -

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obt.servt.
James Fraser Capn.
Comd. Col. Forces
"Waiapu"
To His Honor The Superintendent Prov. Hawke's Bay

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 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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