Letter from Hone Ropiha to McLean, 26 Oct 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675I-05. Object #1031737

2 pages written 26 Oct 1851 by Hone Ropiha 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)




E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Kua tae mai tau pukapuka ki au. Kua rongo ahau ki tau kupu ki runga ki to tatou ritenga pai. E kore e poka ke atu te whakaaro me tau whakatakotoranga i nga utu ki nga tangata e noho ana ki tena moana, me te wahi whakatapua ki Mangati, e pai ana.

Ko taua kupu mo taua whati paipa, me whakaritea marire e taua me ka tae mai koe. Heoi ano.


Na to hoa,
na Honi Ropiha

26 Oketopa [1851]

English (E Ma)




Friend, McLean,

Your letter has come to me, and I am aware of what you say in relation to our good arrangement. The intention to pay the people living by the lake and for the place to be reserved at Mangati will not be altered. That is fine.

The agreement arising out of that short discussion, we can look at carefully when you come. That's all.


From your friend,
from Honi Ropiha

26 October [1851]

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675I (12 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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