Diary and Maori notes, 27 Apr-21 May 1846

Reference Number: MS-1215. Object #1030387

Inside the front cover McLean has written 'No. 1 journal book April 27 1846 Wanganui land claims'.At the front of the volume is a loose page, dated 27 April 1847, in which McLean thanks the Almighty for his appointment as Inspector of Police. The bulk of the diary contains daily entries from then until 21 May. At the back are lists and draft documents in Maori relating to the Wanganui land settlement.Most of the diary entries describe the extensive negotiations between McLean and his party, and the various Wanganui Maori claimants who were reluctant torecognise the 1844 award of Wanganui land to the New Zealand Company. There are many descriptions of Maori and European he met, and descriptive comments on the district.

49 pages written 27 Apr-21 May 1846 by an unknown author in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wanganui District, Whanganui River, Nga Rauru, Ngati Apa.

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Diaries and notebooks, Reference Number MS-1215-1219 (5 digitised items)
Series 5 Diaries and notebooks, Reference Number Series 5 Diaries and notebooks (100 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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