Letter from Wiremu Hanga to McLean, 11 Aug 1848
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672C-07. Object #1031146
Wiremu Hanga wants money for a mill
2 pages written 11 Aug 1848 by Wiremu Hanga to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wanganui, Waikanae, Te Ati Awa.
A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.
Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
11 Akuhata 1848
Ko te korero tenei mo te mira, kia ko 130 pauna mo te mira ki Te Orokohai.
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Kia pai te tikanga mo tenei mira, hei tohu tenei mira ma matou, koia au i mea ia kia tika tonu te tikanga. Ki ta te komiti tikanga, kia ngawari ai te tikanga o te tangata Maori, o te Pakeha mo tenei mira. Kahore ahau i te mohio ki ta koutou tikanga, ko taku i matau ai ahau, ko nga poaka kotahi rau e wha tekau ma whitu, kua tae ki te taone. Kua riro te utu ki a koe, kua pau nga poaka o ia tangata o ia tangata. E mohio ana au ki nga kai ma Wiremu i te hanganga i te mira, e rua tekau ma toru poaka, ko nga kete witi kotahi tekau ma toru, ko nga tikaokao kotahi tekau ma rua, ko te take ko nga taewa hoki; tenei ano te tikanga a Wiremu, kua korero ki a matou. Kua pau nga utu o te mira, kua rite nga utu. Ko to matou whakaaetanga tenei ki ta Wiremu. Heoi ano, ko te mutunga tenei o nga utu o te mira. Heoi ano ta matou tikanga, kua mutu.
No te komiti,
na Wiremu Hanga
English (E Ma)
11 August 1848
This is the suggestion about the mill, that there be £130 for a mill at Te Orokohai.
Please agree to the proposal for this mill, it will be a mark of significance for us, and this is why I say that the proposal be approved at once. It is the committee's intention that it will ease the situation between Maori and Pakeha. I don't know what your procedure is, but what I know is that 147 pigs have gone to the town; you have given the payment for them, and the pigs each person had have gone. I understand about the food for Williams when building the mill - twenty-three pigs, thirteen kits of wheat, twelve fowls, and also the matter of potatoes; we have been told of the procedure for Williams. The payments for the mill are all done, all settled. And this is our agreement to Williams' [requirements]. That concludes this about the payments for the mill, and it concludes our proposal.
From the committee,
from Wiremu Hanga
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