Object #1008487 from MS-Papers-0032-0018

1 page written 4 Aug 1865 by Sir Donald McLean to John Williams Harris

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 digitised items). Paper about McLean taking several notable Maori including Wi Taki Ngatata and Matene Te Whiwhi to Turanga (1865), to determine the Maori attitude towards the Paimarire religion.

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Akuhata 4, 1865.

Ehoa e
Hirini,

Tena koe - Kua tae mai au pukapuka kei te marama au tikanga pupuri i nga raru raru o Turanga.

I toku taenga ki Poneke i rongo a hau kia Wi Tako kua tu hi tuhi mai tona reta ki rakae.

I ki mai a Wi Tako i reira kua ngoikore nga tikanga Hauhau o taua whenua.

No tenei takiwa i hore ake nei i riro ai a te Weraroa te Pa o te Ua, kei Wai ti tara tana Pa 90 Ngu here here 30 he wahine he tamariki kua waka hokia era.

Ko nga tane kei Poneke nohi ana.

Kua wakaae a Ihaka a Paora te Apatu me Karaitiana hoki kia haere ki Turanga kia mahia te raruraru ki Turanganui, erangi ko te wa hei haeranga kaore ano kia tu mau i te hua o nga raruraru.

Kaore he korero o Heretaonga kei te rongo tonu ano koe i nga korero mai o Waiapu.

I roto i nga ra o tenei marama ka haere a hau ki Poneke ki tou matou runanga pakeha ka hoki mai a hau i rara ka tai atu taku reta ki i akoe.


Naku ira to hoa aroha Na te
Makarini.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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