Letter from Iharaira to Sir George Grey, Jul 1845

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669B-01. Object #1032122

Letter of well wishes to George Grey

3 pages written Jul 1845 by Iharaira to Sir George Grey in , Port Nicholson and Auckland Region, related to Putiki, Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Ko Hurae 1845


Haere ra, e taku tuhi, ki a Kawana.
E a Kerei,

Kua rite ta koru[a] kupu i ki iho nei ki au ki nga kau, kotahi tekau e waru hipi[?], e rua nanenane, e rua mira i riro mai, toe atu kotahi [tekau ma?] e wha[?] hipi. Kei mea korua i huna e au ki a korua tetahi wahi, eoti ano kei a ia. Kei Ngati Hau[?], otira kei etahi rangara[rangatira?] te whakaaro. Eoi ano ko te mutunga tenei o taku mahi.

Kua tae mai ko Te Makarini ki te utu i Wanganui. Kua takoto pai nei, otira kia pai mai korua ki taku pukapuka, inahoki kua rite korua i au, otira kei a korua te whakaaro ki au kia haere atu au ki kona, kia hoki ki te [kite] i taku tamaiti.


Naku tena tuhi, na to korua hoa aroha, na Iharaira
Putikiwharanui
KiPoneke, Hakarana

English (E Ma)

July 1845


Go off, my writing, to the Governor.
Grey,

What you said to me about the cows is done. And there were 18 sheep [?], two goats, and two mills acquired, and [fourteen?] sheep remain. Don't think that I am concealing anything from you, but [know] that the [stock?] are with Ngati Hau[?], as some of their chiefs know [?]. So my job is finished.

McLean has come to make payment for Wanganui. It has been well settled, however, if you agree with my letter, if you arrange it for me, then you decide if I should go there, and also to see my son.


I wrote this, your good friend,
Iharaira

Putikiwharanui
ToPort Nicholson, Auckland

[Note following] 'July 1845. Iharaira respecting mills and sheep.'

Part of:
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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