Object #1012307 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

2 pages written 16 May 1849 by Alexander Campbell in Wanganui

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 digitised items). Contains papers dealing with the purchase of Maori land; in particular, there are official papers about `Old Land Claims' (ie pre Treaty of Waitangi); there is also extensive correspondence about the purchase of land in the Rangitikei area from Ngati Apa, and a related dispute about ownership between Ngati Apa and Ngati Raukawa; there is also a letter from Henry Tiffin outlining the concerns of Wairarapa Maori about an invasion by Ngati Toa Also includes translation of a letter by the Ngati Toa outlining the boundaries of land ceded to the Crown in 1847.

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

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English (ATL)

Wanganui,
16 May, 1849.



Kua homai e te makarini i tenei ra kia matou nga Rangatira e Ngatiapa e mau nei nga ingoa ki raro o tenei pukapuka mi matou mo a matou tangata me era atu hoki e uru nei ki tenei tukunga whenua nga Pauna moni katahinei mano takitahi £1000 i roto ana moni i nga pikekotahi rau tokitahi £100.

Ko te utunga tuatahi tenei mo a matou whenua i tuhituhia nga rohe ki roto ki te Pukapuka Tuku whenua i korerotia mai kia matou e te makarini i tuhituhi ai o motou ingoa me e matou tohu i tenei ra.

Na Aperhama his X mark Tipae Reihana his X mark Kingi Hori his X mark te Hanea Paora his X mark Turangapito

Witnesses to the Signatures and marks of the above chiefs


Sgd.
Alex. Campbell. A true copy.
Sgd.
Donald McLean.

English (ATL)

Wanganui,
16 May, 1849.



Kua homai e te makarini i tenei ra kia matou nga Rangatira e Ngatiapa e mau nei nga ingoa ki raro o tenei pukapuka mi matou mo a matou tangata me era atu hoki e uru nei ki tenei tukunga whenua nga Pauna moni katahinei mano takitahi £1000 i roto ana moni i nga pikekotahi rau tokitahi £100.

Ko te utunga tuatahi tenei mo a matou whenua i tuhituhia nga rohe ki roto ki te Pukapuka Tuku whenua i korerotia mai kia matou e te makarini i tuhituhi ai o motou ingoa me e matou tohu i tenei ra.

Na Aperhama his X mark Tipae Reihana his X mark Kingi Hori his X mark te Hanea Paora his X mark Turangapito

Witnesses to the Signatures and marks of the above chiefs


Sgd.
Alex. Campbell. A true copy.
Sgd.
Donald McLean.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 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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