Gudgeon, Walter Edward

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A noted Maori scholar, Walter Gudgeon was a member of the Wanganui Militia and later the Armed Constabulary. At the end of hostilities he was appointed Commisioner of Police and Judge of the Native Land Court.
The typescript is titled 'Incomplete records includes letters and documents concerning the 'White Cliff Massacre' and in particular a letter of confession by Henry Phillips.'

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Incomplete records found amongst the late Lt. Col Gudgeon's papers.

1. Copy of letter to Lt. Col. Roberts from J. W. Messenger acompanying a confession of Henry Phillips of the massacre at White Cliffs. 11 Sept. 1882

2. Copy of letter to Captain Messenger from J.S. (John Shore) enclosing the confession of Henry Phillips. 8 Sept. 1882

3. Copy of confession of Henry Phillips re the massacre at Pukearuhe in the year 1869. 7 Sept. 1882

Copy of article on the life and death of Wetere Te Rerenga, unsigned or dated.

Photocopies (4) of the above items.

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