Letter from Kawana Te Hakeke to McLean, 14 May 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674B-4. Object #1032442

Letter informing McLean that Te Hakeke has authority for land sales over his iwi

1 page written 14 May 1850 by Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke to Sir Donald McLean in Wanganui, related to Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke, Muaupoko.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

14 Mei 1850

Ki a Te Makarini, ki Wanganui

E taku matua aroha,

Tena ra koe te aroha o aku matua. Kua tae mai to pukapuka mo maua ko Kingi Hori, otira te pukapuka mo Kingi anake ano. E titiro iho ana hoki ahau roa noa ake, kore rawa he kupu moku i roto i tau pukapuka. E tama, e Te Makarini, ehara ahau i te tuarua, ehara ahau i te awe mauanga[?] o te tangata, ehara ahau i te awe nuinga[?] o te tangata; he upoko ahau no nga putunga whakaaro, korero a nga iwi katoa.

Na tou hoa whakaaro, na
Kawana Te Hakeke

English (E Ma)

14 May 1850

To McLean at Wanganui

My dear father,

Greetings to you, the one respected by my elders. Your letter for Kingi Hori and I has arrived, that is, rather the letter to Kingi alone. I looked at it also and for a long time and saw no word for me in your letter. Young man, McLean, I do not come second, I am not a servant of a man, I am not one of the majority of men[?] [without influence]; I am a leader and spokesman for all the tribes.

From your thoughtful friend, from
Kawana Te Hakeke

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674B (8 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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