Letter from John Mason to McLean, 16 Sep 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674D-12. Object #1030235

Letter written from Puketotara, Otorohanga District

2 pages written 16 Sep 1850 by John Mason in Puketotara to Sir Donald McLean, related to Otorohanga, Ngati Maniapoto, Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Puketotara
16 Hepetema 1850


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Tenei taku korero ki a koe, otira he patai atu naku ki a koe. E hoa, he pehea te tikanga o te haere o nga utu o Te Hirawanu ki a koe? He tuku i Manawatu nei?

E tama, e kore e tika i a matou. E 60 o Rangitane i huihui ai ki Puketotara. Ko nga korero a te 60 he korero pupuru i te whenua. He korero whakahe i te tikanga a Te Hirawanu Kaimokopuna. Heoti ano.


Na to hoa aroha, na
John Mason, te tama a Tiweta

English (E Ma)

Puketotara
16 September 1850


Friend, McLean,

Greetings. This is what I have to say to you, that is, it's a question to you. Friend, what is the meaning of Te Hirawanu's payments going to you? Does it have to do with the handing over of Manawatu?

Young man, we do not approve. Some 60 of Rangitane met at Puketotara. And the decision of the 60 was to hold on to the land and oppose the decision of Te Hirawanu Kaimokopuna. That's all.


From your good friend, from
John Mason, son of Tiweta

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674D (14 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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