Letter from Hoera Whakataha to Te Keepa and Kawana, 12 Dec 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672F-08. Object #1031582

Letter written from Pahawa regarding the sale of land

2 pages written 12 Dec 1848 by Hoera Whakataha to Henry Tacy Kemp, related to Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui, Hoera Whakataha, Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke, Pahawa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Muaupoko, Rangitane.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

12 Tihema 1848


Ki a Te Keepa

E ta,

Kia rongo koe, kua tae mai matou ki Wairarapa ki te korero i te whenua mo korua ko te Kawana, Otira i Wairarapa anake ko ta matou korero; tenei ko to matou nei whenua, me waiho marire. E kore hoki matou e pai kia huia te tukunga o to matou nei kainga, ki to Wairarapa tukunga, erangi ko te rohenga kia totika marire i ta nga Maori i korero ai ki a koe.


Naku, na Hoera Wakataha

English (E Ma)

12 December 1848


To Kemp

Sir,

Listen, we have arrived at Wairarapa to talk about the land for you and the Governor. However, our discussion is only about Wairarapa; our land we are leaving quietly aside. We do not agree to bring in the giving over of our land with that of Wairarapa, but rather the boundary for it should be exactly as the Maori told you.


From me,
from Hoera Wakataha

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English (E Ma)


[Note following] 'No. 9 Wairarapa. Hoera, chief of Pahawa, with reference to the payments of the land. Dec. 12th 1848'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

12 Tihema 1848


Ki a Te Keepa

E ta,

Kia rongo koe, kua tae mai matou ki Wairarapa ki te korero i te whenua mo korua ko te Kawana, Otira i Wairarapa anake ko ta matou korero; tenei ko to matou nei whenua, me waiho marire. E kore hoki matou e pai kia huia te tukunga o to matou nei kainga, ki to Wairarapa tukunga, erangi ko te rohenga kia totika marire i ta nga Maori i korero ai ki a koe.


Naku, na Hoera Wakataha

English (E Ma)

12 December 1848


To Kemp

Sir,

Listen, we have arrived at Wairarapa to talk about the land for you and the Governor. However, our discussion is only about Wairarapa; our land we are leaving quietly aside. We do not agree to bring in the giving over of our land with that of Wairarapa, but rather the boundary for it should be exactly as the Maori told you.


From me,
from Hoera Wakataha

[Note following] 'No. 9 Wairarapa. Hoera, chief of Pahawa, with reference to the payments of the land. Dec. 12th 1848'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672F (9 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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