Letter from Hare Purumea to McLean, 6 Aug 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675G-5. Object #1031540

2 pages written 6 Aug 1851 by Hare Purumea in Manawapou to Sir Donald McLean in and Port Nicholson, 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)

6 Akuhata 1851

Ki Poneke, ki a Makarini

E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena koe. Kia rongo mai koe ki taku kupu atu ki a koe. Kua tae mai au ki Ngati Ruanui, ki te kohikohi i nga utu mo nga hanga o te Pakeha, e rua pauna. Kua riro i a au ki te taone, ki a Kingi; maku e hoatu ki a ia. Kotahi te pauna i toe, maku e kohikohi ki te taone.

Tena koe, ka nui to matou aroha ki a koe.

Na Hare Purumea, na tou hoa aroha

English (E Ma)

6 August 1851

To Port Nicholson, to McLean

Friend, McLean,

Greetings. Listen to what I have to say to you. I have come to Ngati Ruanui to collect the payment for the Pakeha's work, £2. I will take it to town, to Kingi, and give it to him. There is £1 remaining, I will collect that in town.

Greetings. We have great affection for you.

From Hare Purumea, from your good friend

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675G (8 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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