Letter from Poaha Tamaiakina to McLean & George Grey, 8 May 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676C-03. Object #1031602

2 pages written 8 May 1852 by Poaha Tamaiakina in Patea to Sir Donald McLean, related to Sir George Grey, Nga Rauru.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Patea
8 Mei 1852


Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki a Te Makarini.

Tena ra koe. Tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe, ko aku tamariki ka tae atu na ki to aroaro, i haere atu ki te rapu hoiho mo ratou. Kei a koe te whakaaro. I rongo au ki a Hori Taumata i mua, he hoiho tou moku, nau i ki mai ki a ia kia tangohia mai e ia ki au, nana i whakataka ai. Koia au ka tuhituhi atu nei ki a koe, ki koe te whakaaro ki tetahi hoiho; pai ana nga moni kua riro atu. Heoti ano, ka mutu.


Naku,
na Poaha Tamaiakina

English (E Ma)

Patea
8 May 1852


Go off, my letter, to McLean.

Greetings to you. My message to you is that my children will come to you, on their way to seek a horse for themselves. It's your decision. I heard earlier from Hori Taumata that you had a horse for me, and that you said to him that he could bring it to me on his way back. This is why I write to you, but it's your decision about a horse; the money is ready for acquiring it. That's all, the end.


From me,
from Poaha Tamaiakina

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676C (28 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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