Letter from Hapurana Tokikura to McLean, 12 Sep 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676D-16. Object #1032440

1 page written 12 Sep 1852 by Hapurana Tokikura to Sir Donald McLean, related to Rangitikei District, Muaupoko.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

12 Hepetema 1852


E Ma,

Tena koe nga kanohi o to tamaiti o Ihia[?], kua mate atu ia. No te tekau ma rua o nga ra o Hepetema i mate ai ia. No reira ka nui haere te pouri ki te iwi.

No te tekau ma waru ka huihui Ngati Apa, ka whakatakoto tikanga mo te whenua kia tukua atu ki a koe, ki a korua ko te Kawana. No te mea ko nga tamariki tenei i puritia ai tetahi wahi o te whenua, ko Ihia, ko Pene, tokorua raua kua mate anake, no reira matou ka mea a[i] kia haere mai koe, kia korerotia enei korero kia kitea tona tikanga, tona henga. Me hoki mai koe i Ahuriri, ka haere mai ai i a Hanuere.

Heoti ano na matou ko nga rangatira katoa o Ngati Apa, ko nga uri hoki o Kingi; kua whakaae hoki matou katoa ki Wakaari, ki Parororangi hoki.


Na tou hoa,
Hapurana Tohikura

English (E Ma)

12 September 1852


Ma,

Greetings to you, [in memory of] the eyes of your son, of Ihia[?], who has died. On the 12th of September he died, and so the tribe is deeply upset.

On the 18th Ngati Apa will meet to put forward a proposal for giving the land to you, to you and the Governor. Because these young ones, Ihia and Pene, held a part of the land, and they have died, we therefore suggest that you come here to discuss the proposal, and see whether it is right or wrong. You should come back from Ahuriri and then come here in January.

That is all from us, all the chiefs of Ngati Apa and descendants of Kingi; we have all agreed about Wakaari and Parororangi.


From your friend,
Hapurana Tohikura

Part of:
Inwards letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676D (22 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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