Letter from Ranieri to Hare (Halse), 2 Jan 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676A-01. Object #1031937

3 pages written 2 Jan 1852 by Raniera Ngaere to Henry Halse.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

'[2 Jan 1852]'


E hoa, e Hare,

Tenei taku kupu ki a koe. Kua tae au ki a Herora, ki te karanga i tona whenua he utu mo te hoiho. Kahore i pai mai ratou. Karangatia e au e rima tekau pauna. Kahore pai mai, ko ta ratou i pai ai, he mate.

English (E Ma)

'[2 Jan 1852]'


Friend, Halse

I have this to tell you. I went to Herora to claim his land in payment for the horse, but they did not agree to that. I called for £50. They did not agree, what they wanted was to kill me.

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Kua whakaae a Paora ki ta ratou tikanga mau ra i [nga] pu[?]. Kua mea a Paora kia hapainga te pu apopo me te ra hei [?] matenga. Heoi ano.



Na Rawiri

English (E Ma)

Paora agreed with their proposal to take up guns. And he said to take up guns tomorrow, the day for the fight. That's all.



From Rawiri

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

'[2 Jan 1852]'


E hoa, e Hare,

Tenei taku kupu ki a koe. Kua tae au ki a Herora, ki te karanga i tona whenua he utu mo te hoiho. Kahore i pai mai ratou. Karangatia e au e rima tekau pauna. Kahore pai mai, ko ta ratou i pai ai, he mate. Kua whakaae a Paora ki ta ratou tikanga mau ra i [nga] pu[?]. Kua mea a Paora kia hapainga te pu apopo me te ra hei [?] matenga. Heoi ano.



Na Rawiri

English (E Ma)

'[2 Jan 1852]'


Friend, Halse

I have this to tell you. I went to Herora to claim his land in payment for the horse, but they did not agree to that. I called for £50. They did not agree, what they wanted was to kill me. Paora agreed with their proposal to take up guns. And he said to take up guns tomorrow, the day for the fight. That's all.



From Rawiri

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676A (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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