Letter from Te Kowhai and others to Bay of Plenty / Wairoa chiefs (with translation), 19 Dec 1868

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0692K-08. Object #1032401

Letter and contemporary translation seeking peaceful sentiments from neighbouring tribes in the areas

4 pages written 19 Dec 1868 by Paora Te Apatu in Wairoa, related to Toha Rahurahu, Paora Apatu, Urewera Country, Bay of Plenty Region, Ngati Kahungunu.

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

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English (ATL)

Te Wairoa Tihema
19. 68



Kia te Kowhai kia Tapiki Kia te Manihera takirau Kia Paora Rawaha kia Hapurona Kohi Kia te whenua nui Kia Pairau te Rangikaitupuake otira ki te Uriwera katoa.

Ehoa ma tena ra koutou katoa ka huri te mihi Ehoa ma he kupu atu tenei kia koutou me waiho atu koutou i runga i ta koutou noho pai tenei kua tae mai a more more ki te kawe mai i a koutou korero i a koutou whakaro ki era i whaka aturia e koutou kia More More ka nui te pai Eke mai nei koutou me matou e tuatahi atu e takahi ta tatoa rongo i inua i te oranga o Poteira Kia rongo mai koutou ko taua rongo ku a he i a te waru ia ngati Matewai Na ratou n ngatimatewai te take e mate a Karaitiana ma kua kite noki matou i nga pukapuka Mehenua he whakaaro pai ta koutou me paua mai taua iwi ke tenei ta ra wai o Waikare Moana kei whakakino ia koutou i nga mea e noho pai aua ki tenei taha kakari ai mana ko Ngatimatewai i te awatea te mahi o te rangatira kia kite ia te Maua he i te Awatea ina te Kore te kohuru - Kia tere tonu koutou te pana mai i toku hoa wha whai kia awe te Motu mai ki wahi ke, ki te noho tonu mai i kona ka taea atu ano e matau No te Mea kaore au i mataku i a ia ahakoa ko Waikare Moana Rei rohe mai Kataia e au Maku e mahi he waka Moku kua mohio koutou he iwi mohio au ki tera mahi.

Ko tenei ehoa ma whaka watea mai e koutou a Ngate matewai a Raro Manuhiri ki waho o ta koutou ruma he ki tuturu enei Kupu e rua na matou

na Paora te Apatu Maraki kohea Toha Rahu Rahu Hamana Tiakiwai Tamihana Huata Maihi Kai Moana Otira na matou katoa

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0692K (11 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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