Letter from Karira to McLean, 13 Sep 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676D-20. Object #1031076

1 page written 13 Sep 1852 by d Karira in Te Kawau to Sir Donald McLean, related to Taranaki Region, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Te Kawau
13 Hepetema 1852


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe, korua ko Kawana. Tenei ano taku kupu. Kia rongo mai koe, he tangata pakeke au i nga utunga o tenei whenua o nga motu. Inaianei he tikanga ngawari taku, ko toku ngawari tenei, ko taku tukunga i Araheke ki a koe. E Te Makarini, na i muri ou ko Mangorei, tae noa ki Pouakai, ko tona rohenga mai tera kei Pikipari, to Te Wakarua, ara, to Waiwakaiho. Ko toku aroha tenei ki a i koe. Kei a koe hoki te whakaaro ki a au. Heoi ano, ka mutu.


Na tau tamaiti aroha,
na Karira

English (E Ma)

Te Kawau
13 September 1852


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you and the Governor. I've this to say to you. Listen, I am an experienced person with payments for the land of these islands. Right now I have a generous proposal, and my generosity is in this, my giving Araheke to you. McLean, now in future yours will be Mangorei and out to Pouakai, with the inner boundary from Pikipari and [at?] Te Wakarua, that is, Waiwakaiho. This is my consideration for you. It's up to you consider me. That's all, the end


From your loving son,
Karira

Part of:
Inwards letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676D (22 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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