Letter, Nopera Kuikainga

Kuikainga, Nopera
Production date
13 Apr 1883

Object detail

Brief Description
Letter written in Māori to George Preece, Resident Magistrate of Napier from Nopera Kuikainga of Waipukurau. A translation is also included.

a) Letter written in Māori.

b) Translation of the original letter. Kuikainga requests that Preece inform him of the boundaries fixed upon along the rail line. He also states that Preece needs to write to Porongahau. Finally, he questions Preece on the whereabouts of the police as Pākehā are stealing timber from the land.

Courthouse number 116/83 and envelope number 13.
Production date
13 Apr 1883
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten in black ink on paper.
Height x Width: 205 x 130mm
Height x Width: 305 x 205mm
Subject period
Subject date
20 Apr 1883
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