Letter from Hori Niania to McLean, 2 Jun 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675E-2. Object #1030177

1 page written 2 Jun 1851 by Hori Niania in Waipukurau to Sir Donald McLean, related to Hori Niania, Ngati Kahungunu.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

2 Hune 1851

No Te Waipukurau

Ki a Te Makarini

E ta,

Tena ra koe. Tenei ano ahau te aroha atu nei ki a koe i roto i taku ngakau, ahakoa kei tawhiti ra koe, kei konei ano ahau e aroha atu ana ki a koe.

Tenei ano maua ko Pirihi te mahi nei i nga wahi mo nga Maori. Ka nui ta maua mahi. Ko Wero, ko Te Puaohinemahanga, ko Makahakaha, kaore ano kia oti, he nui hoki no te mahi i roto i te wai i Tukituki. Kia mahara koe ki nga inihi mo to taua whare, kia 4 inihi, kia 2 raka. Me homai e koe ki a tangata whare. Ka mutu.


Na Hori Niania

English (E Ma)

2 June 1851

From Te Waipukurau

To McLean

Sir,

Greetings to you. I have at heart great affection for you, and even though you are far away there, I still have affection for you.

Pirihi and I are at work on the areas for the Maori. And we have a lot to do. Wero, Te Puaohinemahanga and Makahakaha are not yet finished on account of the great amount of work in the river at Tukituki. Remember the hinges for our house, 4 of them and 2 locks. Give them to the house builder. That's the end.


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Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675E (9 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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