Letter from Wiremu Matakatea to McLean, 17 Nov 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672E-06. Object #1030204

Letter written from Te Umuroa regarding the exchange of goods

2 pages written 17 Nov 1848 by Wiremu Kingi Moki Te Matakatea in Te Umuroa to Sir Donald McLean, related to Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Te Umuroa
17 Nowema 1848


E hoa, e Makarini,

Tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe. Whakaritea nga hea[mea?] kia hanga, kia rua pu me te pouaka. Kei whakamai[?] Whakaritea mai tetahi[?] hoki o nga wini, kia kotahi, kia waru nga paraki. Kia 2 nga wiki ka haere atu nga tangata ki te tiki atu. Heoi ano te korero.


Naku,
na Wiremu Matakatea

English (E Ma)

Te Umuroa
17 November 1848


Friend, McLean,

My message to you is this. Arrange the things for the building; two guns and the box. Don't ... [meaning unclear]. Arrange also for one of the windows, for one, and for eight planks. In two weeks the men will go and fetch them. That's all to say.


From me,
from Wiremu Matakatea

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English (E Ma)


[Note following] 'Te Umuroa. Nov. 17 1848. Some windows and planks and he will send for it.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Te Umuroa
17 Nowema 1848


E hoa, e Makarini,

Tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe. Whakaritea nga hea[mea?] kia hanga, kia rua pu me te pouaka. Kei whakamai[?] Whakaritea mai tetahi[?] hoki o nga wini, kia kotahi, kia waru nga paraki. Kia 2 nga wiki ka haere atu nga tangata ki te tiki atu. Heoi ano te korero.


Naku,
na Wiremu Matakatea

English (E Ma)

Te Umuroa
17 November 1848


Friend, McLean,

My message to you is this. Arrange the things for the building; two guns and the box. Don't ... [meaning unclear]. Arrange also for one of the windows, for one, and for eight planks. In two weeks the men will go and fetch them. That's all to say.


From me,
from Wiremu Matakatea

[Note following] 'Te Umuroa. Nov. 17 1848. Some windows and planks and he will send for it.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672E (10 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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