Letter from Poaha Tamaiakina to McLean, 12 May 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675D-10. Object #1030208

Letter written from Patea

2 pages written 12 May 1851 by Poaha Tamaiakina in Patea to Sir Donald McLean, related to Nga Rauru.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

12 Mei 1851

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Tenei te ritenga o taku tuhituhi ki a koe. Kua rongo au e haere mai ana koe ki Patea nei. Kia rongo mai koe, kei te toaka mai matou ko oku tamariki i te puihi i nga Ratapu e toru, engari ki te pono to haere mai ki Patea nei, taihoa kia hoki mai au i te mahi toaka, hei reira au tuhituhi atu ai ki a koe, hei reira hoki koe haere mai ai. Heoti tenei.

E rapu ana au ki taku pukapuka, i tuhi atu hei utu mo to pukapuka i tuhituhi mai i Ahuriri. Kua tae atu ranei, kahore ranei? Heoti ano.

Na tou hoa aroha,
na Poaha Tamaiakina
Ki a Te Makarini

English (E Ma)

12 May 1851

Friend, McLean,

Greetings. This is the reason for writing to you. I have heard that you are coming here to Patea. Listen, my children and I are after pigs in the bush for three Sundays, but if it is true about your coming to Patea, wait until I get back from pig hunting. Then I will write to you and then you can come here. That's all of this.

I'm wondering about the letter I wrote in reply to your letter written to me from Ahuriri. Has it reached you or not? That's all.

From your good friend,
Poaha Tamaiakina
To McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675D (20 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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