Letter from Hoani to McLean, Dec 1845
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669B-16. Object #1032047
Letter relating to farming cattle
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe, kua aroha ahau ki a koutou. Ko tetahi wahi o te whenua ma [a] koutou kuri, ehara i te wahi nohinohi, te wahi hei nohoanga, he nui noa atu. Ana te whakaaro mo nga otaota, a whakaae ana matou katoa. A muri iho nei i tau korerotanga, ka rongo nga tangata ki tau kupu utu whenua, ka whakaaro a Te Matemoana[?], a Te Rei[?]. Ka tae mai ka korero ki a Te Matemoana, ki a Te Onepoto. Ka tae atu ahau i Wareatea, ka korero mai ratou ki au. Ka rongo au, ka whakaae matou katoa ki te tae atu au, me haere mai etahi Pakeha kia kite i te wahi hei nohoanga.
Na tou [hoa] aroha, na
English (E Ma)
This is my message to you, that I have great affection for you all. One part of the land is for your animals; it's not a small part on which to settle them, it's very large indeed. And the plan about the pasture, we all agree to it. After your discussion, the people heard of your word about payment for the land, and Te Matemoana and Te Rei[?] thought about it. They came and spoke to Te Matemoana and Te Onepoto. And I came from Wareatea and they spoke to me. I listened, and then we all agreed that when I get there some Pakeha could come and see the place for the stock.
From your good friend, from
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0669B (16 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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