Object #1010230 from MS-Papers-0032-0194

3 pages written 19 Jun 1873 by Robert Smelt Bush in Raglan to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Robert S Bush, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0194 (97 digitised items). 96 letters written between 1870-1876 from Ohinemuri, Auckland, Ngaruawahia, Raglan.In includes letter in Maori from Hone Te One of Kawhia re meeting the Maori King in Kawhia, 1873.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

Kati te Whakaae a te Pakeha Ki nga Maori e tohe aua Ki te reti Ki te ho Ko me mutu mutu rawa Ko te 28 te arai ote toto, Ko te Kupu Anake Kei runga i erei) Te Manara a Rangi, Te Manara whenua.

Na Tawhiao.

I think by the last two lines they mean peace, and cultivating food. Nearly all of Tapihana's people are at Hone te One's, building a large whare.

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English (ATL)

I believe Tapihana and two others are the only absentees. Everything quiet here.


I am, dear Sir, Yours very faithfully (Signed)
R.J. Bush.
To:- Hon. D. McLean C.M.G.
Wellington.

English (ATL)

COPY. Raglan,
June 19th. 1873.


My dear Sir,

I transmit herewith a copy of notice forwarded to the Ngatiahinga people by last Tuesday's mail. Probably you will already have received a copy of it:-

Te Kuiti tanga.

Mei 27th. 1873.

No te tau 1863 Kote toto ote tangata ote whenua Ki Waikato a taea noatia tenei tau Ko maehe te Marama 1873 Ka Kiia Kati te tohe a te Maori Ki tireti Ki te ho Ko me mutu mutu rawa Kati te Whakaae a te Pakeha Ki nga Maori e tohe aua Ki te reti Ki te ho Ko me mutu mutu rawa Ko te 28 te arai ote toto, Ko te Kupu Anake Kei runga i erei) Te Manara a Rangi, Te Manara whenua.

Na Tawhiao.

I think by the last two lines they mean peace, and cultivating food. Nearly all of Tapihana's people are at Hone te One's, building a large whare. I believe Tapihana and two others are the only absentees. Everything quiet here.


I am, dear Sir, Yours very faithfully (Signed)
R.J. Bush.
To:- Hon. D. McLean C.M.G.
Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - Robert S Bush, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0194 (97 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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