Diary, Maori notes and draft letters, 4 Mar-13 May 1848, 16 Mar-8 Apr 1849
Reference Number: MS-1220. Object #1030504
Diary entries entries cover the period 4 March-13 May 1848 and 16 March-8 April 1849. The 1848 entries describe in detail his overland journey down the coast from New Plymouth to Wellington and back. A main purpose of the expedition was to meet with Wiremu Kingi and other Te Ati Awa leaders to discuss their claims to Waitara. He also describes meeting with Te Rauparaha as well as meetings with Colonel Wakefield and other political figures in Wellington. There are also draft letters relating to his negotiations and notes on Maori claims. The 1849 entries describe his meetings with Ngatiapa and other claimants to the lands of the Rangitikei area.
187 pages written 4 Mar-13 May 1848, 16 Mar-8 Apr 1849 by Sir Donald McLean in Waikanae to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington, related to Colonel William Hayward Wakefield, d Te Rauparaha, Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake, Wanganui District, Wellington Region, Kapiti Coast District, Rangitikei District, South Taranaki District, Waitara, Ngati Apa, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Raukawa, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi), Te Ati Awa.
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