Letter from Te Hapuku to McLean, 10 Oct 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674E-08. Object #1030727

Letter written from Waipukurau

3 pages written 10 Oct 1850 by d Te Hapuku in Heretaunga Block (Land block) and Waipukurau to Sir Donald McLean, related to Ngati Kahungunu.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

No Te Waipukurau
10 o nga ra Oketopa 1850


Ki a Te Makarini

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra koe. Na, e ta, tenei to pukapuka kua tae mai ki au i tutaki au ki Te Waipukurau, koia ahau ka tuhi atu nei ki a koe. Kaore ahau i tuhi atu kia haere mai ki te tango whenua. Tenei taku i tuhi atu ai ki a koe, ko Tare kia whakaritea mai e koe hei Pakeha hoko maku, he raru noku nau ra i hopu mai, ko koe tonu a e pai ana. Ehara hoki i au koe i karanga atu kia haere mai, nau na i mea mai kia haere mai i te ara o taku pukapuka, e pai ana. Haere mai

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

na Manawatu mai, kaua e haere ma Patea. Ka tika koe ma Patea kaore koe tika mai i te ara o toku, engari ma Manawatu mai, he ara mai mou. Kaua koe e rongo ki te whakawai a te tangata na, ki a Ropata te tikanga mau. Na, e ta, kia mau koe ki taku ko Ropata hei pae mai mou, kai kaua hoki tetahi wahi mau, ko te pae hoki tena o toku i hoatu ai, nana i pohepohe ki te hoatu he tangata ke mana e hoatu ki a koe. Na, tenei hoki tetahi kupu aku ki a koe, no te kupu a Ngati Raukawa. Ka rongo nei ahau e haere mai ana i a koe. Na, e ta, kia rongo mai koe. Kaua Ngati Raukawa e haere mai i a koe, kaore hoki o ratou na kainga i konei, e haere mai ai ki konei korero noa ai tena tona kainga ko Maungatautari, ka hui atu ki reira korero ai, whakariterite ai. Heoi ano.


No
Heretaunga Naku, na Te Hapuku

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

No Te Waipukurau
10 o nga ra Oketopa 1850


Ki a Te Makarini

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra koe. Na, e ta, tenei to pukapuka kua tae mai ki au i tutaki au ki Te Waipukurau, koia ahau ka tuhi atu nei ki a koe. Kaore ahau i tuhi atu kia haere mai ki te tango whenua. Tenei taku i tuhi atu ai ki a koe, ko Tare kia whakaritea mai e koe hei Pakeha hoko maku, he raru noku nau ra i hopu mai, ko koe tonu a e pai ana. Ehara hoki i au koe i karanga atu kia haere mai, nau na i mea mai kia haere mai i te ara o taku pukapuka, e pai ana. Haere mai na Manawatu mai, kaua e haere ma Patea. Ka tika koe ma Patea kaore koe tika mai i te ara o toku, engari ma Manawatu mai, he ara mai mou. Kaua koe e rongo ki te whakawai a te tangata na, ki a Ropata te tikanga mau. Na, e ta, kia mau koe ki taku ko Ropata hei pae mai mou, kai kaua hoki tetahi wahi mau, ko te pae hoki tena o toku i hoatu ai, nana i pohepohe ki te hoatu he tangata ke mana e hoatu ki a koe. Na, tenei hoki tetahi kupu aku ki a koe, no te kupu a Ngati Raukawa. Ka rongo nei ahau e haere mai ana i a koe. Na, e ta, kia rongo mai koe. Kaua Ngati Raukawa e haere mai i a koe, kaore hoki o ratou na kainga i konei, e haere mai ai ki konei korero noa ai tena tona kainga ko Maungatautari, ka hui atu ki reira korero ai, whakariterite ai. Heoi ano.


No
Heretaunga Naku, na Te Hapuku

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Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674E (10 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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