Journal of William Messenger, 16 June 1853 to 31 December 1858.
William Messenger came to New Zealand on board the Joseph Fletcher and served with the Naval Brigade on HMS 'Niger' at Waireka in 1860. His journal describes the voyage to New Zealand and subsequent settlement at Omata.
Journal of William Messenger 16 June 1853 to 31 Dec.1858.
Transcript of Journal William Messenger.
Four sketches inserted in the journal between entries 4 June 1855 and 30 June 1855 (4pp).
Pencil drawings of a) Bell Block Stockade
b) Mount Eliot
c) The ? just below it's junction with the Slate River