Letter from Te Tahana to McLean, 13 Sep 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675H-07. Object #1031707

2 pages written 13 Sep 1851 by Te Tahana 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)

ki a Te Mawae. Heoi ano.


Na Te Tahana

English (E Ma)

to Te Mawae has been opened up. That's all.


From Te Tahana

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

13 Hepetema 1851


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

He kupu atu tenei naku ki a korua ko Kawana, ki te mea e tika te whakaaro o Wanganui raua ko Taupo, kia tutakina te ara. Kei a korua te whakaaro ki a Iharaira ratou ko ona tamariki, kia tae mai ai ratou ki to ratou kainga i runga ranei i te kaipuke i whea ranei, no te mea kua rongo au kua tukutukua te ara ki a Te Mawae. Heoi ano.


Na Te Tahana

English (E Ma)

13 September 1851


Friend, McLean,

A word of mine for you and the Governor as to whether it is right that Wanganui and Taupo intend to close the road. You two are to decide about Iharaira and his children, as to whether they go home by ship or what means, because I have heard that the road to Te Mawae has been opened up. That's all.


From Te Tahana

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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