Letter from Haimona Pita to Te Puni, 19 Mar 1849

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673B-03. Object #1030864

Letter arranging a meeting

2 pages written 19 Mar 1849 by Haimona Pita to Honiana Te Puni-kokopu, related to Wellington Region, Petone, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

19 Maehe 1849


Ki Pitoone
Ki a Te Puni ratou ko ana tamariki katoa, ki a Te Pakuahi hoki ratou ko ana tamariki

E ta, Te Puni,

Tena a taua tamariki te haere atu na ki tau aroaro kia rongo i tau korero, i ta te Pakeha hoki, ko nga utu mo Wairarapa kia tangohia mai, otira kei te Pakeha ano te tikanga. Heoi.

E ta, e kore pea e riro te whenua ki te mano kotahi mo te tau kotahi, erangi ano kia wha mano mo te tau kotahi, ka pai tena. Heoi ano.


Naku, na
Haimona Pita

English (E Ma)

19 March 1849


To Pitone
To Te Puni and all his children, and to Te Pakuahi and his children

Sir, Te Puni,

Our children are going to see you and to hear what you have to say, and that of the Pakeha too, [about] the payments to be made for Wairarapa, even though it's the Pakeha's decision. That's all.

Sir, the land will perhaps not be acquired for a thousand pounds a year, but maybe four thousand a year, that would be fine. That's it.


From me, from
Haimona Pita

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English (E Ma)


[Note following] 'Te Retimona and Simon Peter with reference to the payts of the Wairarapa. 18th March 1849. Addressed to the chief, Epuni, submitted by him to the Governor.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

19 Maehe 1849


Ki Pitoone
Ki a Te Puni ratou ko ana tamariki katoa, ki a Te Pakuahi hoki ratou ko ana tamariki

E ta, Te Puni,

Tena a taua tamariki te haere atu na ki tau aroaro kia rongo i tau korero, i ta te Pakeha hoki, ko nga utu mo Wairarapa kia tangohia mai, otira kei te Pakeha ano te tikanga. Heoi.

E ta, e kore pea e riro te whenua ki te mano kotahi mo te tau kotahi, erangi ano kia wha mano mo te tau kotahi, ka pai tena. Heoi ano.


Naku, na
Haimona Pita

English (E Ma)

19 March 1849


To Pitone
To Te Puni and all his children, and to Te Pakuahi and his children

Sir, Te Puni,

Our children are going to see you and to hear what you have to say, and that of the Pakeha too, [about] the payments to be made for Wairarapa, even though it's the Pakeha's decision. That's all.

Sir, the land will perhaps not be acquired for a thousand pounds a year, but maybe four thousand a year, that would be fine. That's it.


From me, from
Haimona Pita

[Note following] 'Te Retimona and Simon Peter with reference to the payts of the Wairarapa. 18th March 1849. Addressed to the chief, Epuni, submitted by him to the Governor.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0673B (18 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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