Letter from Paora Kukutai to George Grey, 8 Jun 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676C-21. Object #1032641

2 pages written 8 Jun 1852 by Paora Kukutai to Sir George Grey in and Port Nicholson, related to Waikato Region, Ngati Tipa (Tainui).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

8 Hune 1852


Ki a Kawana kei Poneke

E koro, e te Kawana,

Tena koe, korua ko Te Makarini. Kia rongo mai korua ki taku kupu. Kua tae mai a korua pukapuka ki a au. Ka rongo nga tangata, ko Hakopa tetahi, ko Te Ngahuru tetahi, ka whakakahoretia taua tikanga whakawa. Ko tenei, ma korua ko Kawana e tuhituhi mai kia mohio ai au ki taua tikanga.


Na Paora Kukutai
Ki Kawana

English (E Ma)

8 June 1852


To the Governor at Port Nicholson

Sir, Governor,

Greetings to you and to McLean. Hear what I have to say. Your letters have come to me. When the people heard of this - Hakopa for one and Te Ngahuru for another - they opposed the proposal [for an?] assessor. So you and the Governor write to me so I can understand what that proposal was about.


From Paora Kukutai
To the Governor

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676C (28 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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