Letter from Tamati Wiremu Te Ngahuru to McLean, 19 Jun 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676C-24. Object #1030982

2 pages written 19 Jun 1852 by Tamati Wiremu Te Ngahuru in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean, related to New Plymouth, Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

19 Hune 1852

Nuparemata

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Kia rongo mai koe, kua tae mai tau pukapuka ki au i tetahi tekau, 11, o Hune. E hoa, tena ra ko koe. He nui ano tou mahi ki tena whenua, ki Ngati Kahununu, ki Wairarapa, ki Poneke, koia ra tena ki tena pito o to taua whenua, e, no konei tatou i Nui Tireni nei. Tenei ano au te noho nei i Omata, matou ko aku hoa Pakeha. Koia tenei, ko nga Pakeha e noho ana ki Omata, kahore he raruraru i to matou kainga. Heoi ano.


Na Tamati Wiremu Te Ngahuru
Ki a Makarini

English (E Ma)

19 June 1852

New Plymouth

Friend, McLean,

Greetings. Listen, your letter reached me on the 11th of June. Friend, greetings to you there. You are very busy with the land of Ngati Kahununu, at Wairarapa and at Port Nicholson, at that end of our land, of our [land] of New Zealand. I am staying here at Omata with my Pakeha friends. And there are no problems with the Pakeha living at Omata, there are no problems us in our settlement. That is all.


From Tamati Wiremu Te Ngahuru
To McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676C (28 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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