Letter from Rawiri Waiaua to McLean, 14 Sep 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674D-10. Object #1030635

2 pages written 14 Sep 1850 by Rawiri Waiaua in Puketapu to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wellington City, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

14 Hepetema 1850

Puketapu

E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena ra koe te kanohi o ta taua tamaiti. Ka nui toku aroha ki a koe.

E tika ana to kupu ki au, kia whakamutua te pouri, me waiho i taku ngakau. Tena te kupu whakarite moku, kei te tuaiwa o Roma, he tangi nui taku ko te mamae hoki kei taku ngakau, e kore e mutumutu. E tika ana to kupu, kua pahure atu ia i nga korero kino me nga whakawainga o te ao. Kua riro atu ia ki tona matua i te rangi, hei oranga mona ake ake. Ka mutu.


Na to hoa, na
Rawiri Waiaua
Ki a Te Makarini

Na Rawiri

English (E Ma)

14 September 1850

Puketapu

Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you, the living reminder of our son. I have great love for you.

You are right in what you say to me, to stop being sad, and to keep it within me. Well, the word to set me right is in Romans 9, that I have great grief and pain in my heart and it will not cease. You are right in saying that he has passed beyond the evil words and the temptations of the world, and that he has been taken to his Father in heaven for eternal life. I end here.


From your friend, from
Rawiri Waiaua
To McLean

From Rawiri

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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