Letter from Tamati to McLean, 18 Jul 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675F-10. Object #1031043

Letter written from Waioriki

3 pages written 18 Jul 1851 by Tamati Waka in Waiariki to Sir Donald McLean, related to Waiohiki, Ngati Kahungunu.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Waiariki
18 Hurae 1851


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra koe. He kupu taku kia rongo mai koe. Ko toku whenua ka tukua atu nei ki a koe, ko Waiariki. Me utu e koe anaianei ano. Ko Karore he whenua me utu; ko Mangarara me utu. Kia rongo mai koe, ko enei whenua me utu e koe. Kei te Rimurapa te kaha, whakamau ki te matapuna o Mangakara. Ko Te Rere te kaha, whakamau ki te matapuna o Mangakara.

E hoa, e Te Makarini, ka nui toku aroha atu ki a korua. Me utua e koe anaianei ano. He tika[nga] aroha na matou ki a koe; he tikanga aroha tenei ki a koe, he tuku oneone ake tonu atu. Amine.


Na Witi tenei pukapuka
Na Tamati

English (E Ma)

Waiariki
18 July 1851


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. I've a message for you to hear. I give over to you my land, Waiariki. Pay for it soonest. Pay for Karore land, and Mangarara. Listen, you should pay for those lands. The boundary is at Te Rimurapa and is retained to the source of the Mangakara. Te Rere is the boundary and it is retained out to the source of the Mangakara.

Friend, McLean, I have great affection for you. Pay for these soonest. It is our consideration for your, affection for you, our giving this land for ever after. Amen.



This letters is from Witi
And from Tamati

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675F (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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