Object #1027056 from MS-Papers-0032-0228

3 pages written 6 Jun 1873 by George Sisson Cooper to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items). 105 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and various complaints and issues that arose from the purchases; also contains information and discussions about the spread of the Pai Marire and Ringatu religions (again, with a particular focus on Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa), and about general Maori affairs. Includes draft letters from McLean to Cooper; letters from George's wife Ellen C Cooper, 1863-1872, and from Sarah Cooper (undated).

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Dear McLean

I will send full papers about Manihera's interest to Heaphy to take to you. I am not so sure about the stoppage of Assessor's pay, but have set a search on foot. It was before my time.

Ngatitoa have

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been here, very anxious to see you. They are coming here at 3 p.m. One kupu was about seizing Kawhia wh. they had heard from the papers. I told them Govt. had no such idea - at present at least - and if they did anything

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of the sort hereafter, which was very unlikely, the interests of Ngatitoa wd. not suffer. The other kupu was about their demand for £500 for Tararua.


No other news. Yours faithfully
G. S. Cooper
June 6, 73

English (ATL)


Dear McLean

I will send full papers about Manihera's interest to Heaphy to take to you. I am not so sure about the stoppage of Assessor's pay, but have set a search on foot. It was before my time.

Ngatitoa have been here, very anxious to see you. They are coming here at 3 p.m. One kupu was about seizing Kawhia wh. they had heard from the papers. I told them Govt. had no such idea - at present at least - and if they did anything of the sort hereafter, which was very unlikely, the interests of Ngatitoa wd. not suffer. The other kupu was about their demand for £500 for Tararua.


No other news. Yours faithfully
G. S. Cooper
June 6, 73

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 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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