Letter from Ropata Te Witu & others to McLean & Governor, 19 May 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675D-15. Object #1031799

2 pages written 19 May 1851 by Ropata Te Witu to Sir Donald McLean, related to Sir George Grey, Kapiti Coast District, Ngati Toa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Ko Mei 19,1851



E tama, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra korua ko te Kawana Kerei. E tama ma, tenei ano taku tikanga kia rongo mai korua. Ko ta matou nei tikanga tenei mo to matou nei whenua, mo Te Paripari, ka tukua atu nei kia korua ko te Kawana Kerei aianei, me te whakaae mai korua aianei ki tenei korero a matou a nga tangata o tenei kainga. Ko te tuawha tenei o nga korerotanga ki a korua.

Kia mohio koe ki nga tangata nana te whakaaetanga: Ko Ropata Te Witu, ko Natanahira Watarauihi, ko Te Teira, ko Te Whatarauihi, ko Hohua, ko Enoka, ko Hakaraia, ko Hohua, ko Paora, ko Te Warihi, ko Te Watikini, ko Taniora, ko Panapa, ko Kirihipu. Heoi ano, ka mutu.

Ki a Te Makarini

English (E Ma)

19 May 1851



Young man, McLean,

Greetings to you and the Governor. Young men, this is to inform you of my proposal. It is our proposal for our land of Te Paripari, to be given to you and Governor Grey now, that's if you agree to this suggestion of ours, of the people of this land. This is the fourth of our discussions with you.

So as to inform you of the people in the agreement, they are: Ropata Te Witu, Natanahira Watarauihi, Te Teira, Te Whatarauihi, Hohua, Enoka, Hakaraia, Hohua, Paora, Te Warihi, Te Watikini, Taniora, Panapa, Kirihipu. That's all, the end of it.

To McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675D (20 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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