Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
1 Hepetema 1851
Na Kawana Te Hakeke ki a Makarini e noho ana ki Poneke
Tena koe. Ka ngaro atu nei koe i o matou kanohi, i runga i a matou whakaaro, otira kei te takoto nga ritenga. Na, kia rongo mai koe, kua tae mai te pukapuka o nga tangata o Taranaki o Ngati Awa, he tuhituhi mai i te tikanga mo nga whenua e noho na ratou i runga, mo nga kainga e karangatia ana e Arama Karaka, e Hoani. Koinaki ko aua whenua ko Arapawa, ko Waikanae puta noa i Pukerua, mo ratou e karanga ana kia tukua atu mo te Pakeha. Na, kua whakaae atu ianei au, na kei a koe te tikanga, me huihui, e tika ana, me komiti, e tika ana, ki kona e tika ana. Ko matou ia e pai atu ana ki a ratou ritenga, katahi ano hoki nga tangata i ata whakaputa mai i nga whakaaro pai mo aua whenua. Ko tenei, e hoa, ka uru au ki roto.
English (E Ma)
1 September 1851
From Kawana Te Hakeke to McLean living at Port Nicholson
Greetings. You are away from our sight and our minds, however, the arrangements remain. Now, listen, a letter has come from the people of Taranaki, from Ngati Awa, in which they write about the proposal for the lands they are living on, the settlements Arama Karaka and Hoani are naming. Those lands - Arapawa, Waikanae and right out to Pukerua, they are saying to give over to the Pakeha. Now, I indeed agree, but you are to decide whether it is right that we should meet together, form a committee, or go there. We approve of their arrangements, and now for the first time the people have carefully produced some good plans for those lands. And now, friend, I am going in with it.
[Note following relates.]
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675H (13 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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