condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
discuss document export feedback print share gallery-landscape xml

Diary kept by Edward Meurant, October 1846

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Handwritten copy of a diary in English and Maori kept by Edward Meurant, interpreter, from 1 to 9 October 1846. Includes Meurant's account of a meeting with Hone Heke Pokai at Otuihu where Meurant delivered Heke letters from the Governor and Captain Graham. Meurant goes on to write of persuading, with the help of Kawiti, Heke to meet Tamati Waka Nene at Kaikohe.

    During this engagement many rangatira spoke, the addresses made by Hone Heke, Te Ruki Kawiti, Te Hau [Portia], and the Kainga a Mata are included by Meurant.

  • Other Id

    14695 (Presto content ID)

    MS-205-2 (Reference Number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Diary kept by Edward Meurant, October 1846
  • Physical Description

    20 leaves; 24 written sides

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
  • Is Part Of
  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    07 Dec 2023
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

The gift of curiosity

With unlimited free entry to all paid exhibitions, discounted event tickets and exclusive Member-only events, a Museum Membership is the gift that keeps on giving year-round.


The gift of curiosity