Letter from Te Ngongohau & Arama Karaka to McLean and Kawana, 7 Jul 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675F-02. Object #1032330

Letter written from Wareroa

3 pages written 7 Jul 1851 by Arama Karaka in Whareroa to Sir Donald McLean, related to Te Ngongohau, Arama Karaka, Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

7 Hurae 1851

Wareroa

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. E hoa, kia whakaaro koe ki te kupu i te timatanga, otira kei werohia koe e te tangata ki te kupu. Ka mea to whakaaro me tahuri atu koe, kahore, engari tahuri mai tou aroaro kia anga nui mai ki ahau, ta te mea kua tika nei hoki a taua korero, kua honoa kia kotahi ano. Ka mutu taku korero ki a koe.

He tau tenei naku ki a koe: Aha te hau e pai mai nei, he uru, he tonga, he paraoa, he taupoki, ko nga hau tangi rua e tu ki te rae i o Mererara, ka kite koe, e Ma, i te ahi/uhi papa kuraki kaiapohia ma te ihu poti, na Te Ngongohau,

English (E Ma)

7 July 1851

Wareroa

Friend, McLean,

Greetings. Friend, consider what was said at the start, and don't be distracted by someone else's words. You may be persuaded to turn away, no, but turn to face me directly, because what you and I said was right, and we have joined together as one. That ends what I have to say to you.

Here is a chant for you: [Text of a chant follows].

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

a ka taipoki te riu o te waka o Maui ki raroha.Tuituia ha, hereherea ha taku pokitara punga e tu ki te muriwai o Wareroa rara hiha, ka whakapae te ririka tu ai. Heoi ano.


Na tou hoa aroha,
na Arama Karaka

English (E Ma)

That's all.


From your good friend,
Arama Karaka

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

7 Hurae 1851

Wareroa

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. E hoa, kia whakaaro koe ki te kupu i te timatanga, otira kei werohia koe e te tangata ki te kupu. Ka mea to whakaaro me tahuri atu koe, kahore, engari tahuri mai tou aroaro kia anga nui mai ki ahau, ta te mea kua tika nei hoki a taua korero, kua honoa kia kotahi ano. Ka mutu taku korero ki a koe.

He tau tenei naku ki a koe: Aha te hau e pai mai nei, he uru, he tonga, he paraoa, he taupoki, ko nga hau tangi rua e tu ki te rae i o Mererara, ka kite koe, e Ma, i te ahi/uhi papa kuraki kaiapohia ma te ihu poti, na Te Ngongohau, a ka taipoki te riu o te waka o Maui ki raroha.Tuituia ha, hereherea ha taku pokitara punga e tu ki te muriwai o Wareroa rara hiha, ka whakapae te ririka tu ai. Heoi ano.


Na tou hoa aroha,
na Arama Karaka

English (E Ma)

7 July 1851

Wareroa

Friend, McLean,

Greetings. Friend, consider what was said at the start, and don't be distracted by someone else's words. You may be persuaded to turn away, no, but turn to face me directly, because what you and I said was right, and we have joined together as one. That ends what I have to say to you.

Here is a chant for you: [Text of a chant follows]. That's all.


From your good friend,
Arama Karaka

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675F (13 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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