Letter from Parata to McLean, 6 Mar 1853

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0677A-02. Object #1031005

Letter regarding land in the area

1 page written 6 Mar 1853 by Wiremu Te Kakakura Parata to Sir Donald McLean and Don McLean, related to Taranaki Region, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

6 Maehe 1853

Haere ra, e taku reta, ki a Te Makarini.

E hoa,

Tena koe. Tenei ano taku korero ki a koe. Kei a korua ko te Kawana te whakaaro ki tetehi mira maku. Ki te kore e rite i a korua taku korero, tuhituhia mai ki te pukapuka kia rongo atu au. Heoi ano tenei korero aku, ka mutu.

E hoa, e Te Makarini, e tama, e mahara tonu ana au ki ta taua korero tawhito mo Waikonehu. Kaore hoki i te mahue i au. Kei a korua ko te Kawana te whakaaro mo tenei korero aku ki a korua. Heoi ano.

Na to korua hoa aroha,
na Parata Wiremu

English (E Ma)

6 March 1853

Go off, my letter, to McLean.


Greetings. This is my message to you. Would you and the Governor consider a mill for me? If you cannot fulfil my request, then write me a letter so I will know. That's all, the end of what I have to say to you.

Friend, McLean, young man, I'm still thinking about our talk long ago about Waikonehu; I haven't given up on it. But it's up to you and the Governor about this suggestion of mine to you both. That's all.

From your good friend,
from Parata Wiremu

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0677A (23 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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