Letter, Fred Hamshar

Hamshar, Frederick
Production date
11 Mar 1877
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Letter written by Fred Hamshar in Opoiti [Opouiti], Hawke's Bay, to his brother Tom in England, dated 11th March 1877. Fred describes having to transport 18,000 feet of timber by bullock and sleigh up hill and down. He tells Tom that the Māori girls "are very flash since they came back from Poverty Bay from the grass seed harvest with long riding habits all colours of the rainbow and high box hats with about 50 yards of muslin on but mostly no boots. There has been Mrs Te Kooti about here for the last month the great Hau Hau chief's wife with a new religion and the Maoris about here are going to join him so I expect there will be another row before it is all finished the Maoris think him a god and will do anything for him."
Production date
11 Mar 1877
Production period
Height x Width: 203 x 126mm
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11 Mar 1877
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gifted by Robyn Kunaiti
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2018/10/6, 95283
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