Letter from Takerei to McLean, 15 Apr 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674A-10. Object #1032689

Letter informing McLean of intention to sell lands

2 pages written 15 Apr 1850 by Takerei to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wanganui, Waipa District, Whanganui.

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

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

15 Aperira 1850

E hoa, e Makarini,

Tenei taku kupu ki a koe, kua whakaae nga tangata mo te whenua a Ngature me ratou katoa. I rongo ahau i to ratou whakaaetanga, koia ahau ka tuhituhi atu ai ki a koe, kia rongo koe i te whakaaetanga o nga tangata katoa mo te whenua. Heoi ano.

Kua tae mai te pukapuka moku, kia haere ki Waipa ki te hui. Ka tae ahau ka korero maua ko Hikaka, ka whakaae mai ia ka tuhituhi atu ano ahau i te pukapuka, kia rongo koe.

E hoa, e Makarini, e mate ana ahau i te hiakai tupeka, engari mau e homai tetahi tupeka maku, 20, te ki, maku te whakaaro. Heoi ano.

Na to hoa aroha, na
Ki a Te Makarini

English (E Ma)

15 April 1850

Friend, McLean,

This is my message to you, that the people have agreed about the land of Ngature, all of them. I heard their agreement and this is why I write to you, so that you will know of the consent by all the people in respect of the land. That is all.

A letter came to me to go to Waipa, to the meeting. I went and Hikaka and I talked, and he agreed that I write a letter to inform you.

Friend, McLean, I'm dying for some tobacco, so maybe you will give me some, say 20, I suggest. Suffice for now.

From your good friend, from
To McLean

[Notes following page relate.]

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

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1032689). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments