Diary, 31 Mar-Apr 1846

Reference Number: MS-1202. Object #1032093

The diary carries on with McLean's reflections of 31 March 1846 (begun in MS-1201), and then becomes more notelike, with comments on the weather, notes on Maori language and religion, and McLean's own thoughts on the nature of Christian belief, the different denominations, and ideas of premonition. He also outlines in Maori Maori ideas of astronomy, and other Taranaki beliefs, told to him by a William King. Other notes include comment on an increase in wood pigeons, notes on early New Zealand history, and a list of Ngapuhi tribes with population estimates. The weather was evidently very bad in April, and he had been told that the Protectorate Office was to close, which may explain his discursive reflections.

16 pages, related to Ngapuhi, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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Part of:
Diaries, Reference Number MS-1197-1205 (9 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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