Letter from Governor Arthur Gordon to Te Whiti
Letter from Governor Arthur Gordon to Te Whiti, 22 November 1880. [Wellington, 1880].
22 November 1880
W.595.Williams Collection, In Variae 18, no.44
This is a letter from Governor Sir Arthur Gordon (recently arrived in New Zealand) to Te Whiti-o-Rongomai III, the Taranaki leader and prophet, inviting him to meet and discuss the grievances about the loss of lands. Gordon asks that Te Whiti put it all in writing beforehand. This document, facing the specimen page of William Colenso's Maori-English Lexicon (1882) is unique to the Hocken Library.
Governor Arthur Gordon (1829–1912), “Letter from Governor Arthur Gordon to Te Whiti,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 17, 2021, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6317.
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