Letter from Wiremu Patene to McLean, 8 Apr 1848
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672B-08. Object #1030885
Letter from Wiremu Patene offering land
2 pages written 8 Apr 1848 by Wiremu Patene to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wiremu Patene.
A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.
Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
2 Aperira 1848
Ko Aio[?], ko Tawararo, Kakahaua, Parahere, Oparinga, Tangitanginga, Taramouku, Mokonui, Te Rau-o-te-huia, Ohanga, Ngaputaka, Oirikakariki, ko Motukare, te rohe mai o raro, ko Hangamouku, te rohe mai o runga.
E hoa, e toku hoa aroha, e Te Makarini, ka hoatu nei e ahau toku whenua ki a koe, ka karangatia nei e ahau toku whenua kia utua. Heoi mutu e koe ki Poneke nei ano. Ki te kore koe e utu ki Poneke nei, engari kei utua e koe ki te tangata e noho ana i runga i toku whenua. Tenei ake ano tetehi kupu aku ki a koe, kei whakaaro koe e iti ana ranei tena whenua, kahore, i nui ke atu tena whenua.
Te[nei] ano toku kupu ki a koe, ko te whenua i kohurutia ai toku matua a Manukino[?]. Heoi ano ka mutu.
ki a Te Makarini
English (E Ma)
2 April 1848
Aio[?], Tawararo, Kakahaua, Parahere, Oparinga, Tangitanginga, Taramouku, Mokonui, Te Rau-o-te-huia, Ohanga, Ngaputaka, Oirikakariki, and Motukare, that is the boundary to the north, and Hangamouku is the boundary to the south.
Friend, my good friend, McLean, I give over my land to you and I announce that my land is for sale. So you can finalise this soon at Port Nicholson. If you cannot pay at Port Nicholson, don't then pay the person living on my land. And another thing to say to you, don't think this is a rather small amount of land, indeed no, it is very large.
Another word to you is that it is the land on which my father, Manukino, was murdered. That's all, the end of it.
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