Letter from Rupuha Te Mahukihuki to McLean, l3 Oct 1853

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0677B-21. Object #1031924

Letter written from Hurunuiorangi regarding land sales

2 pages written l3 Oct 1853 by Rupuha Te Mahukihuki in to Sir Donald McLean, related to Hurunuiorangi, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Huruniorangi
13 Oketopa 1853


Ki a Te Makarini

E ta,

Tenei tetahi wahi whenua ka tukua e matou ki a koe, ara, he whenua ata korero na matou, na nga Maori. Whakarongo mai. Ka timata atu te rohe ki Te Pahuri, rere atu ki Te Waiwinau, rere atu ki Taotane[?], rere atu ki Titiopakeketaiari, rere atu ki Te Wererei, rere atu ki Te Puraiora.

E ta, kei te iwi kainga ano tenei wahi, kei a Renata raua ko Rawiri; ko te kaimahi, ko au ano. Ka timata te rohe mau noa atu ki Te Maire, rere atu ki Te Kahaokura, rere atu ki Ateaopatuware, rere atu ki Te Ahioteatua, rere atu ki Tarewakotukutuku, rere atu ki Waipapa, rere atu ki Ngapaiaka, rere atu ki Tawakatea, rere atu ki Te Hautawa, rere atu ki Te Warehanga, rere atu ki Tuhimata, ka tutuki hoki nga rohe o tetahi taha. Ka mutu.


E ta, he tokomaha tonu nga tangata o tenei kainga. Ko te kaimahi ko au ko Rupuha Te Mahukihuki.

English (E Ma)

Huruniorangi
13 October 1853


To McLean

Sir,

This is the part of the land we will give over to you, that is, land which we, the Maori, have discussed carefully. Listen, the boundary begins at Te Pahuri and runs out to Te Waiwinau, Taotane[?], Titiopakeketaiari, Te Wererei, and to Te Puraiora.

Sir, this part the people of the village own, Renata and Rawiri; and I myself am the administrator of it. The boundary begins at and extends to Te Maire; it runs on out to Te Kahaokura, Ateaopatuware, Te Ahioteatua, Tarewakotukutuku, Waipapa, Ngapaiaka, Tawakatea, Te Hautawa, Te Warehanga, and to Tuhimata, where the boundaries of one side reach their limit. That ends it.


Sir, there are a great many people on this land. And I, Rupuha Te Mahukihuki, am the administrator.

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0677B (23 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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