Letter from Toheroa to McLean, May 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675D-01. Object #1030426

2 pages written May 1851 by Te Manutoheroa to Sir Donald McLean, related to South Island, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)




E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena koe. Ka nui toku aroha atu ki a koe. E noho nei au i tenei whenua e tatari atu nei ki a koe.

E tama, e pai ana au ki te tikanga a Arama Karaka, na Heremaia, na Piripi te tikanga i whakakuraruraru ratou.

Ko tenei, me haere mai koe. Kei te korerorero nga tangata o konei ki te tuku whenua mo nga Pakeha, otira he ai taua whakaaro nei, mehemea he karanga nuitia ana, ka pai. Kua whakaae aku tupuna a Parata raua ko Iharaira ki taua tikanga, ki te mea ka rongo o raua taringa ki taua karangatanga, kahore he wahi e tapu paku noa ki Waiongana.

E hoa, mo ahea koe hoki mai ai? Kua roa ke hoki to nohoanga i kona i tena whenua o taua. Heoi ano.


Na
Toheroa

Mei 1851

English (E Ma)




Friend, McLean,

Greetings. I have great respect for you. I am here on this land and waiting for you.

Young man, Arama Karaka's plan is good; it was Heremaia and Piripi's business that got them into bother.

Now this, you should come here. The people here are talking of giving land for the Pakeha, and although that idea is wrong, if it is canvassed widely it could be right. My elders, Parata and Iharaira, have agreed to that idea; if they hear that announcement, there will be no part reserved, right through to Waiongana.

Friend, when will you be back? You have already been staying a long time there on that land of ours. That's all.


From
Toheroa

May 1851

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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