Letter, Watene Toromata

Production date
12 Aug 1891

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A letter written in Māori to Watene Toromata (also Toro Mata) of Wairoa by T W Lewis, Under Secretary of the Native Minister, Wellington.

The letter is dated 12 August 1891 and refers to earlier correspondence from Watene Toromata to Lewis on the 20 June and 2 April. Lewis states that as Toromata's stance on rules regarding a particular piece of land has changed, he should write again to the Chief Judge to clarify his position.

It is an official letter with N.691/1147; No 337.

Transcription:
Tari Māori, Pōneke,
Akuhata 12.1891


E hoa,

Tēnā koe,

He kupu atu tēnei ki a koe mō runga i te pukapuka i tuhia mai nei e
koe i te 20 o ngā rā o Hune, he kupu mai anō nāu mō Karangi.

Nā, e hoa, he mea atu tēnei, i tō tuhinga mai i te pukapuka i tuhia
mai e koe i te 2 o ngā rā o Aperira i tono koe kia whakaaetia kia
unuhia te here i runga i taua whenua, a i tukua atu taua pukapuka
au ki te Tumuaki Kaiwhakawā kia uiuia, a i roto i tēnei pukapuka
hou au, e mea ana koe kia kaua e unuhia, a heoi rā me tuku
pukapuka atu koe ki te Tumuaki Kaiwhakawā whakaatu i tēnei
whakaaro, tono hoki kia unuhia mai taua tono au mō te wēwete i
te here i runga i taua whenua.

Nā tō hoa aroha,

Nā Te Ruihi
T.W. Lewis


Translation:

The Māori Department, Wellington.
12 August, 1891

My friend,
Greetings to you,
In response to your letter dated 20 June, sent by you for Karangi.
Now my friend, in your letter dated 02 April, you agreed to withdraw your
hold on the afore mentioned land, hence I have forwarded that letter to the

Head Judge to inspect. In your most recent letter you have declined to
withdraw your hold, so therefore, would you write to the Head Judge to
reveal your idea to him and to ask him to revoke the former request to
withdraw your hold on the afore mentioned land.

Your good friend,
T.W. Lewis
Nā Te Ruihi
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black ink on paper.
Measurements
Height x Width: 338 x 212mm
Subject period
Subject date
12 Aug 1891
Display location
Credit line
gifted by Lusk, Willis, Sproule & Gallen
Other number(s)
15010

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