Letter from Herewini Te Kanawa Hunia Te Hakeke to McLean, 15 Mar 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676B-07. Object #1032684

Letter written from Rangitikei

2 pages written 15 Mar 1852 by Te Herewini Rakautihia, Rawiri Te Awahou and Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke in Rangitikei District to Sir Donald McLean in and Port Nicholson, 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)

15 Maehe 1852


Ki a Makarini ki Poneke

E hoa,

Tenei ano te oha a to hoa a Kingi Hori, i korero ai maua ki a koe i Te Hou[?]. Kua mate ia. Maku e whakahou atu ki a koe, kua korero ano hoki ahau ki a koe, maua ko Kingi Hori.

E hoa, kua rongo koe ko te kainga i mate ai oku tupapaku, ko te kainga hoki o taku tupuna o Tumatakokiri, ko Te Taitapu ki Te Awaruato, ki Karamea, ki Te Puru, ki Kawatiri. E hoa, ko taku iwi kei te whakarongo tonu kia tae mai rano he pukapuka mau, ka korero ai te tokomaha. Heoi ano.


Na Te Herewini Rakautihia, Awahou, Te Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke, kei Rangitikei e noho ana

English (E Ma)

15 March 1852


To McLean at Port Nicholson

Friend,

This was the message from your friend Kingi Hori, when he and I spoke to you at Te Hou[?]. Now he is dead. Let me recap for you what I said to you, Kingi Hori and I.

Friend, you know that the land on which my dead lie was also the land of my ancestor, of Tumatakokiri, [from?] Te Taitapu to Te Awaruato, Karamea, Te Puru, and Kawatiri. Friend, my tribe continues to wait for the arrival of a letter from you for the majority to discuss. That's all.


From Te Herewini Rakautihia, Awahou, Te Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke, living at Rangitikei

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676B (14 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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