Object #1022963 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

2 pages written 11 Oct 1876 by William Colenso in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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Monday 11th. Oct. 1876.

Dear Sir Donald McLean,

I suppose you either get, or see, regularly the Maori Paper ("Wananga") published here: in the number to hand this morning - is a loose advertisement, or circular, respecting it/(as you may not have one sent you,) You will see what they say of "Waka Maori".

This number contains the Mao. Members' speeches in the House, re Hauraki Petition, and Sheehan's speech re Heretaunga Lands etc. - (I have not yet read them.)

I see old Pao. Pareko is dead: no doubt you will remember him.

I close in haste for mail. I hope you are well; I am so-so, suffering still from the effects of a fearful bad cold and cough.

I hear, that both yourself and Mr. Ormond gave Sheehan "a Roland for his Oliver" with Interest. I shall be glad to see the "Hansard," â?¦ read it, when it arrives. I was pleased to find the House negativing the matter quietly on their voices. May you have strength (physical,) dexterity, and patience to hold-out to the end!

Believe me,

Yours truly,
W. Colenso





E HOA MA:---He kupu atu tenei na matou, kia koutou mo tenei mea mo te Nupepa mo TE W NANGA, kua mahia nei mo tatou katoa, mo nga iwi Maori. Kahore he Nupepa a nga Maori i enei tau kua pahure nei. E hara hoki te Nupepa a Te Kawanatanga TE WAKA MAORI i te Nupepa. He pukapuka take kore taua pukapuka, a kahore kau he mea i turia ai aana korero, i mea ai ki te iwi. KO TE WANANGA te Nupepa, hei ako i nga Maori, kia pena ai te mohio o te Maori, me to te Pakeha mohio e ako nei ratou i a ratou, ki a ratou Nupepa tinitini e mahia nei e te iwi Pakeha. I nui ai te mohio, me te akoranga a te Pakeha, i kitea e ratou i nga mahinga a te Nupepa. E mea ana matou, e tino aro ana hoki te whakaaro o nga Maori, e penei pu ana te nui me to te Pakeha ki te rapurapu i nga tikanga, me nga mahi, i nga tini mahi nui e mahia nei i enei Motu. A ma TE WANANGA koutou e ako ki enei mea, maana e whakaatu nga mahi e mahia ana e Te Kawanatanga, me te tuunga o nga Kooti Whakawa Whenua Maori me nga Hui Maori, me nga mahi Paremata, me nga Kooti Wha-kawa, me nga hoko whenua, me nga hoko taonga, me nga kau, me nga hoiho kua Paunatia, me nga mea katoa hei ako i te iwi Maori. Tetahi, he nui nga panui a nga Pakeha, me nga Kai-tiaki Toa, mo a ratou taonga e hokona ana ki nga Maori, a me nga utu ane hoki mo aua taonga e whaakina ana e aua Pakeha i taua Nupepa nei i TE WANANGA. Na konei matou i mea ai; he tika ano ta matou kupu kia kiia atu kia kaha mai ano hoki ta koutou mahi, kia nui ai tenei Nupepa a tatou He mea ta tenei Nupepa a TE WANANGA i nga wiki katoa o te tau. A ko te utu mo te tau kotahi ana tukua TE WANANGA i te Meera. Kotahi pauna, e rua hereni, me te hikipene, ki te mea ia e kore e tukua TE WANANGA ma te Meera, kotahi pauna mo te tau kotahi. He moni iti enei moni, a e taea e koutou katoa aua moni nei te utu. A he tino kupu atu tenei kia koutou ki nga Rangatira, me te iwi katoa, kia kaha ta koutou tautoko i ta tatou Nupepa i TE WANANGA. Akona nga iwi Maori o ia wahi, o ia wahi, kia tango ai ratou i taua Nupepa, a kia utu ai ano hoki. A me Runa-nga marire koutou nga iwi Maori, a me korero i a koutou korero kia takoto tika ai te whakaaro mo taua Nupepa mo TE WANANGA. A ki te mea ka puta he moni a te iwi mo taua Nupepa, me tuku mai kia matou, me nga ingoa ano hoki o te hunga na ratou aua moni. Ma konei e nui ai TE WANANGA. a e hono tonu ai te puta i nga wiki katoa o te tau. A ma reira e puta nui ai he rongo korero o ia whenua, o ia whenua, kia koutou ki te hungu e utu ana i taua Nupepa, o nga mahi nui e mahia ana i nga wahi katoa o te ao nei. Kei kiia a mua, e, he iwi kuare tatou te Maor. ki nga mahi e mahia ana i nga tini whenua, o Aotearoa nei.


Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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