Correspondence - Maori

Correspondence - Maori
Folder comprises of five sets of documents in Maori. One letter includes a fair copy transcription. Also one waiata `He waiata aroha'. Includes drafts of a letter from Waiapu Maori (possibly members of Anglican Mission?), April 26, 1856, to Auckland merchants. Expresses concerns over dealings with Pakeha merchants, particularly in regard to the delayed delivery of goods in a transaction involving wheat. Document recording restitution for an incident involving a horse and cart, dated 18 April, 1857. Note attached to main witnessed document addressed to Te Peka (Baker?). Handwritten transcription of various Bible verses in Maori commencing with Luke 18. Written in a regional dialect that uses `w' instead of `wh'. He waiata aroha. Includes the phrase `Te murau a te tini, te wenerau a te mano' which is referenced in Nga Moteatea (by Ngata) 1929, p212. Letter dated 14 February, 1862. To Te Puni from Te Peka (Baker?). An enquiry about lost goods (possibly bits and bridles?) from Minister Harawira's (Hadfield?) cart along the windy road near Ngauranga. Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Mss
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1 folder(s), Personal correspondence, Manuscripts, Mss
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