Letter from Hamuera Taumaru to McLean, 6 Jul 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675F-01. Object #1032622

Letter written from Rangitikei

2 pages written 6 Jul 1851 by Hamuera Taumaru in Rangitikei District to Sir Donald McLean, related to Muaupoko.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

6 Hurae 1851

Ki a Makarini

E hoa,

Tena koe. Tenei ano taku kupu kia rongo mai koe, ka rua nga utu me te tahaetia aku moni e nga kaitango i nga moni, no konei ka puta taku kupu, maku tetahi wahi o te utu tuawha, no te mea ka ata kitea te korenga moku i enei utu e toru. Kua whawhai maua ko taku matua ko Kihori, no te korenga moku. Heoti ano.

Na tou hoa aroha,
na Hamuera Taumaru

English (E Ma)

6 July 1851

To McLean


Greetings. This is what I want you to hear. There have been two payments and those who have collected the money have stolen mine. And so I ask for part of the fourth payment, because nothing at all has been seen by me of these three payments. My elder Kihori and I have been fighting over this lack of payment for me. That's all.

From your good friend,
Hamuera Taumaru

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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