Letter from Panapa to McLean, 1844

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0668-05. Object #1032835

2 pages written 1844 by Te Rana Panapa to Sir Donald McLean, related to Pungarehu, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Kia rongo mai koe, ko tawahi o Waiwakaiho kia tapu. Ko nga tangata katoa kei te taupoki kau iho i runga i te whenua; noku ano te oneone. Kei te ngaro ha Te Puni, kei te ngaro ha Henare, kei te ngaro ha Ngapoki, kei te ngaro ha Matangi, Enoka, Hahuki, Hangahenga, ha Hohua, Wereta, Haimona, ko Hoera, ko Piripi Hohaia. Ko te tini noa iho o nga tangata e kore e taea te tatau. Heoi ano ka mutu.

Makarini, Pungarehu

English (E Ma)


Friend, McLean,

Listen, beyond Waiwakaiho is to be reserved. While all the people have become spread out over the land, this land is still mine alone. Te Puni has gone, and Henare; Ngapoki has gone, and Matangi, Enoka, Hahuki, Hangahenga, Hohua, Wereta, Haimona, Hoera, and Piripi Hohaia have gone. There are far too many people to count. That's all, the end of this.

[To] Makarini, [at] Pungarehu

[Note following] '1844. Protest against the sale of lands beyond the Waiwakaio by the native chief Panapa.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0668 (16 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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