Letter from Matiu Matai to Te Wunu (Woon), Jul 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672C-02. Object #1031601

2 pages written Jul 1848 by Matiu Matai in Manawapou to Rev William Woon, related to Te Ahuru Rangiwerohia, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Manawapou
Hurae 1848


E koro, e Te Wunu,

Tena ra koe. Ka nui toku aroha atu ki a koe. Tenei ano taku kupu kia rongo koe, ko te peke a pikete a Te Makarini i wareware ki roto ki toku whare. Na ona tangata ano i whakairi ki runga ki nga taewa, to rato[u] haere atu, mahue iho. Waiho moku te pouri kai ki a ia e ratou i tahaetia ki konei o ratou mea. Kaore, kaua koe e pouri mo te mahuetanga ki konei. Heoti ano.


Naku,
na Matiu Matai

English (E Ma)

Manawapou
July 1848


Sir, Te Wunu [Woon?],

Greetings to you. I have great affection for you. This is to let you know that McLean's biscuit bag[?] was forgotten and is in my house. His men themselves hung it above the potatoes, and when leaving left it behind. I was worried that he would say that those here had stolen their things. But no, don't you worry about what was left behind here. That's all.


From me,
from Matiu Matai

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