Letter from Tamati to McLean, 18 Jun 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674C-04. Object #1030200

Letter written from Waikanae regarding land sales

2 pages written 18 Jun 1850 by Tamati Waka in Waikanae to Sir Donald McLean, related to Ngati Toa, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

18 Hune 1850


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra korua ko Wiremu Kingi. Ka nui toku aroha atu ki a korua, no te mea kua wehea atu korua i au. Kia rongo mai koe ki te tikanga i tuhituhia atu ai e ahau, no te mea kua tae mai nga korero, kua marenatia koe ki te hoa. Kua korerotia ano hoki kua riro koe ki Akarana, no reira au ka whakaaro kua raruraru pea tau whakaaro ki ta taua haere. Otira me tuhituhi mai kia mohio ai ahau. Ko taku whakaaro ia mo to taua haere, kei a koe anake. Tuhituhia mai tau whakaaro. Mau hoki e homai tetahi paraikete moku ki Ngawa. Mau hoki te whakaaro ki tetahi kai ma Teretiu raua ko Ngawa, kia ora ia te hoki mai. Heoti ano.


Na Tamati
Waikanae

English (E Ma)

18 June 1850


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you and Wiremu Kingi. I have great affection for you both, especially as you are apart from me. Listen to the reason I write to you. It is because news has come that you have married. There is also talk that you have gone to Auckland, and so I think that your intention about our travelling together has changed. But write to let me know. What I think about our journey is that it is entirely up to you. Write to me as to your intention. You might also give Ngawa a blanket for me. And you might also consider some food for Teretiu and Ngawa to sustain them on their return to me. That is all.


From Tamati
Waikanae

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674C (12 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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