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
Whārangi 1 o te 2. Tiro i te āhua taumira teitei
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,
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