Letter from Aperahama Tamaiparea to McLean, Apr 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674A-08. Object #1032691

2 pages written Apr 1850 by Aperahama Tama-i-parea to Sir George Grey and Sir Donald McLean in Waitoki.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

[April 1850]


Ki a Makarini, Waitoki, raua ko te Kawana Kerei

E hoa ma,

Tena ra ko korua. Tenei ano ra ahau, tena ra korua, e aku hoa aroha, i runga i to taua tikanga i whakaritea ai ahau hei kaiwhakawa, hei kaiwhakaako. Otira, tenei ano hoki taku kupu ki a koe. Tokorua na Pakeha i moe i taku whare, koia ahau i tuhituhi atu ai ki a koe, no te mea hoki katahi ano nga Pakeha i noho ki taku kainga, koia ahau i tuhituhi atu ai ki a koe, e taku hoa aroha. E hoa, ahakoa ra kai tawhiti taku tinana, kai a koe ano taku whakaaro. E hoa, kaore ano a Te Teira i hoki mai. Kia rongo mai koe, kai te timatanga o Aperira ka tu ai te hahi o te hakarameta ki Te Ihupuku nei. Heoi ano taku korero ki a koe.


Na
Aperahama Tamaiparea
Ki a Makarini

Waitotara, Te Ihupuku

English (E Ma)

[April 1850]


To Makarini at Waitoki, and Governor Grey

Friends,

Greetings to you both. Here I am again, and greetings to you, my dear friends, in relation to our decision that I be confirmed as an assessor and teacher. However, I've also this to say to you. Two Pakeha slept in my house and the reason I write to you is because this is the first time Pakeha have stayed in my house. That is why I write to you, my good friend. Friend, although I am far away from you in person, my thoughts are with you.

Friends, Taylor has not yet returned. And know that at the beginning of April the service of the sacrament will be held here at Te Ihupuku. That's all I have to tell you.

From

Aperahama Tamaiparea
To McLean

Waitotara, Te Ihupuku

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)

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