Letter from Te Waka to McLean, 18 Jun 1845
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669A-14. Object #1032899
Letter describing some of the events occuring in neighbouring areas
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
18 Hune 1845
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Tena ra koe. Ka nui toku mamae ki a koe i nga ra katoa, i nga po katoa, manawa ka ora toku ngakau ka tae mai koe.
E hoa, tenei ano nga raruraru i muri nei mou[?], he nui ke nga mahi kino, nga mahi whawhai. Na te whakaaro tika o nga Pakeha, na taku whakaaro tika, na huihuia kotahi ano o matou whakaaro ko nga Pakeha.
E tama, kua whakaparea ahau e te kino, kotahi wiki i whakaparea ai ahau e te kino. Ka tae mai nei a Hawira, tokorua maua ki te whakaaro. Heoi ano.
English (E Ma)
18 June 1845
Greetings to you. I have felt greatly concerned for you day and night, but it will be well and my heart revive when you come here.
Friend, there are still problems for you [to resolve], many bad deeds and much fighting. But with the right approach by the Pakeha and by me, we could find common ground with the Pakeha.
Young man, I've have been preoccupied by the trouble, for one week I've been distracted by the trouble. But Hawira has come now, and there are two of us to think about it. That is all.
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