Letter from Hoani Rawenata to McLean, 30 May 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672B-14. Object #1031264

Letter seeking better paper work relating to the sale of lands

2 pages written 30 May 1848 by Hoani Rawenata to Sir Donald McLean, related to Kai Iwi, Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

30 Mei 1848


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Kua haere tahi taua ki Kaiwi. Kua he te whakaaro o nga tangata e noho ana ki reira. Tenei ano taku whakaaro ki a koe. Ko te wahi e tapu ana ki ahau te whakaaro ki Okehu, ki Ototoka. E korero mai te tangata ki a koe, kaua e rongo. Na, tuhituhia enei kupu e koe ki roto ki tou pukapuka, ko te whenua e tapu ana, ko nga tangata kua tango i te utu. Otira me tuhituhi atu enei kupu ki to taua hoa aroha, ki a Kawana. Na, kei a koe te whakaaro ki tetahi pukapuka ki ahau.


Na
Hoani Rawenata

English (E Ma)

30 May 1848


Friend, McLean,

You and I have been together to Kaiwi. The people living there are mistaken. This is my suggestion to you. The place to reserve for me is at Okehu, at Ototoka. If people talk about it to you, don't take any notice. Now, write these words in your document, the land for reserving and the people to take the payment, that is, write these words to our good friend, the Governor. Well, it is over to you about a document for me.


From
Hoani Rawenata

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