Letter from Ropata Te Waeriki & Te Wirihana to McLean, 3 Mar 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675C-01. Object #1031227

Letters written from Moutoa

2 pages written 3 Mar 1851 by Ropata Te Waeriki in Moutoa to Sir Donald McLean, related to Muaupoko, Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Moutoa
3 Maehe 1851


Ki a Makarini

E hoa,

Tena ra koe te mahi mai na i ta taua mahi ki roto ki Heretaunga. E tama, ka nui toku aroha atu ki a koe. E tama, e kore ahau e hoki atu, ka nui te kuraruraru o Manawatu. Mei te riri, kai te whakaara ahau ki te ope a Taraaotea ano[?] aua ko Te Hiriwani. No kona ahau i tuhi atu ai ki koe, kaua koe e tuhituhi mai ki au. E kore ahau e haere atu, ka nui nga kuraruraru o tenei heua [whenua?]. Ka mutu taku korero ki koe.


Na to hoa aroha,
na Ropata Te Waeriki

English (E Ma)

Moutoa
3 March 1851


To McLean

Friend,

Greetings to you as you carry out our business in Heretaunga. Young man, I have great affection for you. Young man, I won't come back, I've great trouble over Manawatu. If there is war, I would rise up with the party of Taraaotea, not with [? unclear] Te Hiriwani [Hirawanu?]. Hence I wrote to you. But don't you write to me. I will not go, I've much trouble over this land [?]. That ends what I have to say to you.


From your good friend, from
Ropata Te Waeriki

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675C (15 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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