Letter from Tamati Hapimana to McLean & Governor, 31 Aug 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675G-8. Object #1032213

Letter written from Oterongo

2 pages written 31 Aug 1851 by Tamati Hapimana in Oterongo to Sir George Grey and Sir Donald McLean, related to Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

31 Akuhata 1851


Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki a Kawana Kerei raua ko Makarini.

E hoa, e Kawana Kerei raua ko Makarini,

Tena korua. Ka nui toku aroha ki a korua. E mea ana au ki a korua kia pakarutia te rohe o tai o Moungapo, o te whenua i utua mai na e korua ko Paora, ko Rawiri, ta te mea katahi ano ka tika taku hoatutanga i Moungapo ki a korua ko Kawana Kerei. Me whakaae mai korua ki taku rohe kia pakarutia tenei rohe a Moungapo, ka tehe[tohe?] au kia korua kia pakarutia ki tai, ki te moana.

Ko Tamati Hapimana te tuhi, ko Aporo Taukohuki, ko Hakopa Te Patutu, ko nga tangata tenei mana e tango nga utu o tenei whenua. Heoi ano, toku aroha ki a korua.

Na Tamati Hapimana te tuhi
Ki a Makarini

English (E Ma)

31 August 1851


Go off, my letter, to Governor Grey and McLean.

Friend, Governor Grey and McLean,

Greetings. I have great affection for you both. I say to you to divide up the seaward boundary of Moungapo, of the land that you bought [from?] Paora and Rawiri, because I have only just approved my giving Moungapo to you and Governor Grey. You should approve the division of my boundary for Moungapo; I will insist[?] on you breaking it at the coast, by the sea.

Tamati Hapimana - the writer, and Aporo Taukohuki and Hakopa Te Patutu: these are the people who will take the payments for this land. That is all, and with my regards to you both.

Written by Tamati Hapimana
To McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675G (8 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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