Letter from Te Kaikawa to McLean (with translation), 6 Apr 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672B-04. Object #1032198

Letter with contemporary translation of whakapapa of Maori men settled in the Wellington - Port Nicholson area

4 pages written 6 Apr 1848 by Kaikawa, related to Port Nicholson, Te Ati Awa.

A transcription/translation of this document (by 19th C) appears below.

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English (19th C)

April 6th 1848



Friend McLean take notice of this, it is a list of the forefathers of Nga Motu, to whom the land belonged.

Ruawarowaro
Tamahorahora
Muakete
Maiwana
Maiteke
Hunurua
Kanere
Toake
Hinearia
Hinerongonoa
Hinekehua
Taonga
Waiti Poaka
Tamati Ngapuna
Parata Nuku
Teretura Terongo


This is the genealogy of all our forefathers (that is) of the men who are residing in Port Nicholson; our hearts are very dark (because) we are letting our land go to the Whitemen; let the three years be included in this your new payment.

This is my letter


(Signed)
Kaikawa

[note] Write a fair copy

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)





English (19th C)

April 6th 1848



Friend McLean take notice of this, it is a list of the forefathers of Nga Motu, to whom the land belonged.

Ruawarowaro
Tamahorahora
Muakete
Maiwana
Maiteke
Hunurua
Kanere
Toake
Hinearia
Hinerongonoa
Hinekehua
Taonga
Waiti Poaka
Tamati Ngapuna
Parata Nuku
Teretura Terongo


This is the genealogy of all our forefathers (that is) of the men who are residing in Port Nicholson; our hearts are very dark (because) we are letting our land go to the Whitemen; let the three years be included in this your new payment.

This is my letter


(Signed)
Kaikawa

[note] Write a fair copy

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672B (14 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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