Letter from Wereta Kawekairangi to Edward Eyre (Hea), 21 May 1849

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673B-17. Object #1032256

Letter to Lieutenant Governor Eyre (Kawana Hea) regarding land sales

2 pages written 21 May 1849 by Te Wereta Kawekairangi to Kawana Hea in and Port Nicholson, related to Wellington Region, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Muaupoko, Rangitane.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

21 Mei 1849


Ki Poneke, ki a Kawana Hea, ki a Te Kepa kaiwhakawa, ki a Patene

E ta ma, e koutou tokotoru,

Tenei ano taku korero ki a koutou. E mea ana ahau kia utua e Patene te kainga o Karauria, otira, e ta, e te Kawana Hea, mau ano te korero ki a Patene mo taua kainga, kia utua e ia. Hei utu mo nga patiti, me homai ki a Karauria Hape he utu, 24 pauna mo nga patiti. Na, kei mahara koe ko te kainga kua utua ki nga taonga o Patene, kahore, he kainga ke ano tenei, ko Hiringa te ingoa. Heoi ano taku korero.

E ta ma, kia pai mai koutou ki taku korero, me homai nga utu mo te kainga o Karauria, kia rite ki taku i ki atu ai ki a koutou. Ka mutu.


Naku, na to koutou hoa aroha,
Na Wereta Kawekairanga

English (E Ma)

21 May 1849


To Port Nicholson, to Governor Eyre and Kemp - Judge, to Barton

Sirs, the three of you,

I have this to say to you. I suggest that Barton pay for the land of Karauria, however, sir, Governor Eyre, you should speak to Barton about that land, that he pay for it. About the cost of the hatchets, the amount should be given to Karauria Hape, £24 for the hatchets. Now, don't think that the land was paid for with Barton's goods, no, this is another place, named Hiringa. That is all I have to say.

Sirs, if you approve of what I say, give me the payments for Karauria's land, the same as I requested. That's the end.


From me, from your good friend,
Wereta Kawekairanga

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English (E Ma)


[Note following] 'Wairarapa 18th May '49. Wereta Kawekairangi of Wairarapa with reference to the land at his station and offering the same for sale at the rate of £4,000 for 4 years. And with reference to Mr Fitzherbert.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

21 Mei 1849


Ki Poneke, ki a Kawana Hea, ki a Te Kepa kaiwhakawa, ki a Patene

E ta ma, e koutou tokotoru,

Tenei ano taku korero ki a koutou. E mea ana ahau kia utua e Patene te kainga o Karauria, otira, e ta, e te Kawana Hea, mau ano te korero ki a Patene mo taua kainga, kia utua e ia. Hei utu mo nga patiti, me homai ki a Karauria Hape he utu, 24 pauna mo nga patiti. Na, kei mahara koe ko te kainga kua utua ki nga taonga o Patene, kahore, he kainga ke ano tenei, ko Hiringa te ingoa. Heoi ano taku korero.

E ta ma, kia pai mai koutou ki taku korero, me homai nga utu mo te kainga o Karauria, kia rite ki taku i ki atu ai ki a koutou. Ka mutu.


Naku, na to koutou hoa aroha,
Na Wereta Kawekairanga

English (E Ma)

21 May 1849


To Port Nicholson, to Governor Eyre and Kemp - Judge, to Barton

Sirs, the three of you,

I have this to say to you. I suggest that Barton pay for the land of Karauria, however, sir, Governor Eyre, you should speak to Barton about that land, that he pay for it. About the cost of the hatchets, the amount should be given to Karauria Hape, £24 for the hatchets. Now, don't think that the land was paid for with Barton's goods, no, this is another place, named Hiringa. That is all I have to say.

Sirs, if you approve of what I say, give me the payments for Karauria's land, the same as I requested. That's the end.


From me, from your good friend,
Wereta Kawekairanga

[Note following] 'Wairarapa 18th May '49. Wereta Kawekairangi of Wairarapa with reference to the land at his station and offering the same for sale at the rate of £4,000 for 4 years. And with reference to Mr Fitzherbert.'

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Series 2 Inward letters (Maori), Reference Number Series 2 Inward letters (Maori) (3148 digitised items)
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