Letter from Kawana Te Hakeke to McLean, 21 Apr 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675C-12. Object #1031318

1 page written 21 Apr 1851 by Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke in Rangitikei District to Sir Donald McLean, related to Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke, Muaupoko.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

21 Aperira 1851

Na Te Kawana Te Hakeke

Ki a Te Makarini

E koro,

Tena ra koe. E koro, kua tae mai o pukapuka ki ahau. Ko te pukapuka a Aperahama, kaore ahau i kite i nga korero o taua pukapuka. Ko aku tikanga koia[?] ano ma taua e ata korero marire.

E koro, tena ra koe. Kotahi Pakeha kei te whakararuraru i nga wahi i korerotia ai e ahau ki a koe hai mahinga ma oku tangata, ko nga wahi i karangatia ai a koe nga tau e toru. Ka whakapakeke taua Pakeha a te ki e hea. . .[unclear]. Kua riro i aku tangata nga rakau, ka ki atu maua ko Hori e he ana te tikanga a taua Pakeha, mo te tae mai ra ki te whare i a Koti [?]. Heoi ano.


Na tou hoa aroha, na
Te Kawana Te Hakeke, e noho ana ki Rangitikei, Awahou

English (E Ma)

21 April 1851

From Te Kawana Te Hakeke

To McLean

Sir,

Greetings to you. Sir, your letters have come to me. As to Aperahama's letter, I did not see the content of that letter. My plans are that you and I should carefully and quietly discuss it.

Sir, greetings. One Pakeha is creating trouble over the parts I spoke about to you as cultivations for my people, the parts you announced three years ago[?]. That Pakeha is stubborn . . . [unclear]. The trees have been taken by my people, and Hori and I say that the Pakeha is at fault for going to Koti's house [?]. That's all.

From your good friend, from

Te Kawana Te Hakeke living at Rangitikei, Awahou

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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