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.

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Te Orokohai
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)

Te Orokohai
11 August 1848


This is the suggestion about the mill, that there be £130 for a mill at Te Orokohai.

Friend, McLean,

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

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672C (14 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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