31 December 1902
I enclose letter I have this moment received from Wilkinson re
Otorohanga Maoris(.) I think we shall have to try Rotorua. Te
Heuheu apparently is at Kihikihi but his people are scattered about
near Taupo and the expense would be too great going there. It
cannot be done in any case in one act, any where, everything must
be arranged and the day definitely fixed.
Wire me if you think Rotorua is the best, and wire a £5, and
away I will go forthwith.
In five years time I fear it will be impossible to manage a war
dance, at all. So much for these degenerate days. O tempora, o
Happy and prosperous New Year to yourself and family.
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