Letter from Katatore to McLean, 26 Sep 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675H-11. Object #1031688

2 pages written 26 Sep 1851 by Katatore to Sir Donald McLean, 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)

26 Hepetema 1851


E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena koe, korua ko Kawana. Tenei taku whakaaro ki a koe, ki a korua. Ko taku oneone kua whakatakotoria ki a korua e Paora, ko taua wahi ko Putatutonga, ko Te Kiekie. E pakeke ana maua ko Te Huia. Ko tenei, kei a korua te tikanga ki au kia hoatu taua wahi ki a korua. Ko nga tangata katoa o Puketapu o Arapawa, o Te Rawhiti, o Poneke, kua tango. Ko au kahore ano i tango. Noku tenei hiahia ki a korua.


Na Katatore

English (E Ma)

26 September 1851


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you and the Governor. This is my suggestion to you, to you both. My land has been put before you by Paora, the part of Putatutonga and Te Kiekie. But Te Huia and I are holding out against this. Well, you two have the decision in respect of my giving that part to you. All the people of Puketapu, Arapawa, Te Rawhiti and Port Nicholson have received [payment], but I have not yet done so. This is my wish to you two.


From Katatore

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675H (13 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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