Letter, Hotere Te Ariki, Riti Kaukau, Ropitini Terita

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26 Apr 1880
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A letter written in Māori to Tiopira Kaukau from Hotere Te Ariki, Reti Kaukau, and Ropitini Te Rito.
[39159] (1) – Letter, Hotere Te Āriki, Reti Kaukau, Ropitini Te Rito.
26 April, 1880.
From Pukanui, Wairoa.
To Tiopira Kaukau, greetings to you my friend. I wish to acknowledge this letter. Members of the Heretaunga Committee, Henare Tomoana, Tareha Te Moananui, Paora Kaiwhata for our argument, this is Taratau Whakataunga. The goods of Rākaipāka should be returned to Rākaipāka. The sheep have crossed over past Tāhaenui. The judge will make a decision about the problem then let you know his judgement. Furthermore, the meeting was held on 24th April, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Kurupakia, Matawhaiti, Ngāti Hine, and us stood at the meeting in Kihitūnui. The results of that meeting was to consolidate the goods so that the judge can discern and make judgement for our problem. Therefore, these are the minutes of the meeting, if you hear any other rumours reply to us.
The words of Hōtere Te Āriki
Reti Kaukau
Ropitini Te Rito
All of the people.
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26 Apr 1880
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Handwritten with black ink on paper.
Height x Width: 330 x 208mm
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26 Apr 1880
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gifted by Lusk, Willis, Sproule & Gallen
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