Dear Agnes, notes from the Te Ranga battlefield (1864)

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Dear Agnes, notes from the Te Ranga battlefield (1864).

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Before the battle at Te Ranga on 21 June 1864, Colonel Henry Harpur Greer took the time to scrawl a quick note to his wife Agnes. On a ‘cash account’ page torn out of a small diary, he wrote – hastily and in pencil – ‘Dear Agnes we have / got a lot of Maoris / out here in pah & Im [sic] / hammering away / at them, I hope we / shall get them out / before night, I have / sent in for[?] more / guns. don’t be the / least alarmed. / yrs HHGreer / God bless us.’ In January 2015 Mike Dottridge, a descendant of Henry Harpur Greer (1821-1886), donated Greer's original notes to his wife Agnes to Tauranga City Libraries. Image: Tauranga City Libraries.

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Dear Agnes, notes from the Te Ranga battlefield (1864)


First Names:Henry Harpur
Last Name:Greer
Date of Birth:1821
City:Tauranga, New Zealand
Year:2015