Letter from Rameka to McLean, 14 Jun 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676C-23. Object #1030124

2 pages written 14 Jun 1852 by Hekiera Rameka in Nga Awapurua to Sir Donald McLean, related to Ngati Tuwharetoa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

No Nga Awapurua
14 Hune 1852


Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki toku hoa aroha, ki a Te Makarini.

E hoa,

Tenei ano ahau kei te pito[?] o ta taua mahi e pupuri ana. E taka ana i ta taua ngeri, 'Ka tau, ka tau, e rua hare ake nga

English (E Ma)

From Nga Awapurua
14 June 1852


Go off, my letter, to my good friend, to McLean.

Friend,

I am now at the end of our work and am staying with it. It's time for our chant

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

waka, e rua tau ake, e rua.' Heoi ano.


Na Rameka.
Tenei whakatauki [o] oku tipuna, 'Whatungarongaro he tangata, he toitu he kainga.'

English (E Ma)

[to launch a canoe - text follows]. That's all.


From Rameka.
This is a saying of my ancestors, 'People go from our sight but the land remains forever.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

No Nga Awapurua
14 Hune 1852


Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki toku hoa aroha, ki a Te Makarini.

E hoa,

Tenei ano ahau kei te pito[?] o ta taua mahi e pupuri ana. E taka ana i ta taua ngeri, 'Ka tau, ka tau, e rua hare ake nga waka, e rua tau ake, e rua.' Heoi ano.


Na Rameka.
Tenei whakatauki [o] oku tipuna, 'Whatungarongaro he tangata, he toitu he kainga.'

English (E Ma)

From Nga Awapurua
14 June 1852


Go off, my letter, to my good friend, to McLean.

Friend,

I am now at the end of our work and am staying with it. It's time for our chant [to launch a canoe - text follows]. That's all.


From Rameka.
This is a saying of my ancestors, 'People go from our sight but the land remains forever.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676C (28 digitised items)
Series 2 Inward letters (Maori), Reference Number Series 2 Inward letters (Maori) (3148 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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