Diary, 26 Apr-11 May 1850

Reference Number: MS-1228. Object #1032364

The diary describes an expedition from New Plymouth to Waitara and on to Wanganui. McLean describes the Maori settlements visited and the native meetings he attended. Among those he met was the chief Te Heu Heu. All is interspersed with religious reflections. There is a drawing of a kiwi (and he mentions capturing two on the expedition). At the end are various notes in Maori and English about Maori words, sayings and beliefs.

47 pages to Sir Donald McLean, related to Iwikau Te Heuheu Tukino III, Waitara, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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Diaries and notebooks, Reference Number MS-1220-1230 (11 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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