Letter from Ropata Te Hapuku & Karanema Te Nahu to McLean & Te Haurangi, 5 Mar 1851
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675C-02. Object #1030618
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
Ki a Te Makarini raua ko Te Haurangi
5 Maehe 1851
Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki Te Kini, haere atu i a Te Makarini raua ko Te Haurangi.
E ta ma,
Tena ra korua, ara, koutou tahi ko [o] tamariki. E hika, tena ra korua ko to Pakeha. E rahi ano toku aroha au ki a korua ko to Pakeha.
E hika, kia kaha mai ta koutou haramai. E hoa, e Te Makarini, kia hohoro te haere mai. Tenei au ka mate i nga tangata o Heretaunga, i nga Pakeha hoki. Na nga Pakeha i korero ki nga Maori, ka oti e au te tuku ki a koe a Te Matau-o-Maui, haere ki Porangahau, tetahi taha o te rohenga atu ki a koe, rere mai i te taha ki uta, puta noa ki Te Awanga. Na reira au i ki atu ai kia hohoro mai te haere mai, kia korero tatou ko enei Pakeha. Kua tae mai hoki ta ratou pukapuka, kei au e takoto ana. Heoi ano no maua tena aroha ki a korua.
English (E Ma)
To McLean and Te Haurangi
5 March 1851
Go off, my letter, to Te Kini and out to McLean and Te Haurangi.
Greetings to you, that is to you and your children. Sirs, greetings to you both and your Pakeha. I have very great affection for you and your Pakeha.
Sirs, persist with your journey here. Friend, McLean, come quickly. I'm suffering here from the people of Heretaunga and the Pakeha too. The Pakeha told the Maori that I had completed with you the ceding of Te Matau-o-Maui out to Porangahau, with one side of the outer boundary for you and running on from the inland side to come out at Te Awanga. Hence I said to you to come here quickly, so we can all talk with these Pakeha. Their letter has also arrived and is with me. That is all, and with our love to you both.
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