Object #1011076 from MS-Papers-0032-0012

6 pages written 25 Apr 1860 by Hone Wetere Te Rerenga in Kawhia to Te Tapihana

From: Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0012 (33 digitised items). Includes papers on Maori intelligence gathering for the Crown and a letter in between Maori discussing preparation for conflict

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TRANSLATION. Kawhia.

April 25th. 1860.



Friend Tapihana, and all the 'runanga', -

Hear hear! The word of Harrata (Hunt) was correct. It was heard by the Europeans. Harrata was found fault with by the Europeans, when that

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bad word was uttered.

Here is an European at Wai-hara-keke, a storekeeper of Hopkins. That European says that we are dogs, and as a pig which is killed, cut up, fried, and baked. These words were said (or told) to Charlton; and that Charlton said (or told him) that he would tell the Maoris. Then was that European confused.

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This is for you all. Commence immediately with the sending away of the Europeans. The good (Europeans) must (or can) stay. The bad ones, send away. But make haste. We will not be in the wrong for this work. I heard it from the Europeans. I have therefore written, so that you may know.

Friends, I am very dark for our being called dogs

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and Pigs to be cut up.

But now, let one of you come and ask Charlton.


From
Hone Wetere.
To:- Tamakatoa Te Whanake.

English (ATL)

TRANSLATION. Kawhia.

April 25th. 1860.



Friend Tapihana, and all the 'runanga', -

Hear hear! The word of Harrata (Hunt) was correct. It was heard by the Europeans. Harrata was found fault with by the Europeans, when that bad word was uttered.

Here is an European at Wai-hara-keke, a storekeeper of Hopkins. That European says that we are dogs, and as a pig which is killed, cut up, fried, and baked. These words were said (or told) to Charlton; and that Charlton said (or told him) that he would tell the Maoris. Then was that European confused.

This is for you all. Commence immediately with the sending away of the Europeans. The good (Europeans) must (or can) stay. The bad ones, send away. But make haste. We will not be in the wrong for this work. I heard it from the Europeans. I have therefore written, so that you may know.

Friends, I am very dark for our being called dogs and Pigs to be cut up.

But now, let one of you come and ask Charlton.


From
Hone Wetere.
To:- Tamakatoa Te Whanake.

Part of:
Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0012 (33 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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