Auckland 8th Oct 1896
Allow me to express the pleasure it gave me to inspect your
valuable collection of paintings representing so many Maori Chiefs.
I can testify to the faithfulness of the likenesses of those I knew
in days gone by. It was my fortune to know Tamati Waka Nene so long
ago as 1845 at Hokianga when he did war against Heke before we had
any troops to put in the field. It may interest you to knows that
Waka Nene was the recipient (of a valuable silver presentation)
from the Queen in recognition of his faithful services- which is
The Queen of England
To Her Loyal Subject
Na Tamati Waka Nene
as you will see by the enclosed photograph of the presentation
which pray accept from me.
J Logan Campbell
Mr H E Partridge
NB - Mr Swanson at our joint inspection of your paintings was
equally struck by the faithfulness of the
likenesses of those he had known and as you expressed a wish to
have his testimony to the fact he
appends his signature hereto.
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