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Life in Early Poverty Bay

A Gruesome Find

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A Gruesome Find.

A large number of Maoris lived near the mouth of the Waikanae then. On one occasion when in the vicinity, Mr. Fyson found three skulls, apparently a relic of the olden days.

Another time when on his round as a postal carrier he passed a Maori whare which was open, and saw something like a keg of ammunition. As he was in charge of the ammunition of the district he investigated and found 300 rounds for the old long Enfield rifle. He removed the keg, and took it to the store at the Post Office, but strange to say no inquiries were ever made on the matter.