Letter from Kireona to McLean, 6 Oct 1853

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0677B-16. Object #1032149

Letter written from Otaki

2 pages written 6 Oct 1853 by Kireona in Otaki to Sir Donald McLean, related to Kireona, Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

6 Oketopa 1853

Ki toku hoa aroha, ki a Te Makarini

E tama,

Tena ra koe. E tama, e mea atu ana ahau ki a koe ki te taua tera, kia mohio ra koe ko te taua tera, tena e mina ana e koe, na, kia mohio koe, naku tena tera, a tou tamaiti aroha, na Kireona. Na kia mohio koe, ki te haere mai te hoiho, homai te tera ki runga i te hoiho. Heoi ano, ka mutu.

Na tou tamaiti aroha,
na Kireona

English (E Ma)

6 October 1853

To my dear friend, McLean

Young man,

Greetings. Young man, I am speaking about that saddle and letting you know that the saddle you want, well, know that I have that saddle, your dear son, Kireona. Now you know that if the horse comes, you can give it a saddle. That is all, the end of it.

From your affectionate child,

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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