Letter from Te Waka to McLean, 29 Apr 1845

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669A-07. Object #1031547

Letter to McLean looking for protection for European settlers and sympathetic Maori in the area

2 pages written 29 Apr 1845 by Piripi Te Waka to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wanganui, Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

29 Aperira 1845

E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena ra koe. E mea ana au kia hoki mai koe. Ko nga Maori o te taone kua aroha ki nga Pakeha; e mea ana te whakaaro o nga Pakeha kia hoki mai koe, hei tiaki mo ratou, mo matou hoki, mo nga Maori. Meake kitea te kino i muri i a koe, kei a Totete, kei au te tikanga o taua he. Koia au ka tuhituhi atu ki a koe. Heoi ano.

Te Waka

English (E Ma)

29 April 1845

Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. I suggest that you come back here. The Maori in town are being considerate to the Pakeha, but the Pakeha are of a mind that you come back to protect them and us also, the Maori. Soon after you left trouble was discovered; Totete and I [know] the reason for that trouble. That's why I write to you. That's all.

Te Waka

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0669A (16 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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