Letter from Komene to McLean, 16 Sep 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674D-13. Object #1031496

2 pages written 16 Sep 1850 by Komene in Whenuakura to Sir Donald McLean, related to Taranaki Region, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

16 Hepetema 1850

E tama, e Te Makarini,

Tenei ano taku tikanga. Kia rongo mai koe, ko oku matua kai uta ko Rawiri, ko Hakaraia, ko to matou nuinga, e pei ana i a matou. Ko au e karanga atu ana, e kore au e rongo ki a ratou, no te mea noku ano te whenua. Kai a koe te tikanga o aku korero, mau e tuhi mai kia rongo matou ki tou ritenga. Heoti.


English (E Ma)

16 September 1850

Young man, McLean,

This is my plan. Listen, my elders inland, Rawiri and Hakaraia, the majority, oppose us. But I am calling on you. I will not listen to them because the land is my own. You will understand what I say, but write to me so we will know your arrangement. That's it.


Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674D (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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