Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
11 Hakuwata 1851
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Tena ra koe. E kupu taku ki a koe, ko toku whenua, e mea ana au kia utua toku kainga ki a koe, a Ohaua, Te Ikamaru. Me utu e koe enei whenua. E tikanga pai tenei te tuku whenua, e ai ta te ture ohou i whakaatu. E tama, kei te pai au ki toku whenua kia tukua paitia atu ki a koe aianei. Me whakaae koe ki toku whenua ta te mea e whakaaro ana matou ko koe te kaiutu whenua. Heoi ano nga korero, ka mutu.
Na, kia rongo mai koe ki te rohe o toku kainga: ko Hangutu whakamau, whakamau ki Te Ahituere, whakamau ki Maungakara, te rohe o raro ko Tara whakamau ki Te Ngoungou, whakamau ki Mangakara.
Na tou hoa aroha,
na Te Pohe
Ki a Te Makarini
English (E Ma)
11 August 1851
Greetings to you. My message for you is about my land, for I am considering selling you my settlement of Ohaua and Te Ikamaru. You buy these lands. Giving over of the land is a very good custom, according to the law you explained. Young man, I am happy for my land to be given over to you now and in good faith. You should agree to my land because we consider that you are the one who purchases land. That is all there is to say, the end of it.
Now, to inform you of the boundary of my land: [it begins] at Hangutu and it extends out to Te Ahituere and Maungakara, with the lower [or, northern] boundary including Tara and retained out to Te Ngoungou and Mangakara.
From your good friend,
from Te Pohe
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675G (8 digitised items)
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McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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