Letter from Te Ngahuru to McLean, 9 Oct 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674E-06. Object #1032666

Letter written from Omata

2 pages written 9 Oct 1850 by Tamati Wiremu Te Ngahuru in Omata to Sir Donald McLean, related to Te Ngahuru, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi), Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Omata
9 Oketopa 1850


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Ka nui te whakaaro o toku ngakau mou, no te mea kua roa tou noho ki tena whenua. Tena koe.

E hoa, ko tou kupu moku kia korero au ki a Te Waka, e kore ra e tika no te mea tera ano a Hone Ropiha mana e korero haia. E hoa, kei te rapu au ki tenei kupu au i tuhi mai nei ki au, mo te arumanga i a Komene. Na wai i aru atu ha Komene? E tama, kei te he au, otira mau e whaki mai kia mohio ai au, mau ra e tuhituhi mai ki au. E tama, e rapu ana au[?], ae he nui nga Pakeha hou kua ata mai ki Omata. E Ma, e ui ana au ki a Komene, ko tehea Komene, Komene Waitara ranei, Komene Taranaki ranei, haua.


Na
Te Ngahuru

English (E Ma)

Omata
9 October 1850


Friend, McLean,

Greetings. I have been thinking deeply about you since you have been away a long time in that land. Greetings.

Friend, you say to me to speak to Te Waka, but that would not be right because it is Hone Ropiha who should speak to him. Friend, I've been examining the suggestion you wrote to me, concerning the pursuit of Komene. Who went after Komene? Young man, I may be wrong but you explain so I will understand, you write to me. Young man, I'm investigating it. And, yes, there are many new Pakeha who have come to Omata. Ma, I have a question about this Komene, which Komene, Komene Waitara or Komene Taranaki? I don't know.


From
Te Ngahuru

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674E (10 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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