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Early reminiscences of Auckland, 1931-06-23

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/48

Scope and Contents

A typescript 'to his Excellency the Governor General of New Zealand' (Lord Bledisloe), containing personal recollections written at Bledisloe's suggestion. The reminiscences begin with Morrow's arrival in New Zealand with his father in 1861, and include comments on government, land policy and the Maori Wars. The typescript is accompanied by 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 51, March 1961, comprising a verbatim copy of the typescript with an introductory note.


  • Creation: 1931-06-23


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7 page(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 89

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by General Sir Alexander Godley, who presumably received the typescript from Lord Bledisloe when Godley visited New Zealand in 1935.

Existence and Location of Copies

Extracts were published in the 'Commonwealth journal', vol. IV, no. 2, 1961, p. 96.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Morrow, Arthur, 1842-1937, Lieutenant-Colonel

Finding aid date

2004-02-06 15:58:21+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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