Temorenga lived with Samuel Marsden in Parramatta for some years and travelled with him on Marsden’s trip to the Bay of Plenty. Temorenga’s son also wrote a letter to Yates urging him not to leave New Zealand but to continue to teach the Māori.
- J. R. Elder, ed. The Letters and Journals of Samuel Marsden. 1765-1838. Senior Chaplain in the Colony of New South Wales and Superintendent of the Mission of the Church Missionary Society in New Zealand. Dunedin, N.Z.: Coulls, Somerville Wilkie and A. H. Reed for the Otago University Council, 1932. 461-462.
- Māori Is My Name: Historical Writings in Translation. Ed. John Caselberg. Dunedin, N.Z.: John McIndoe, 1975. 40-41.
- "From a Letter by Temorenga to the Rev. W. Yate." An Account of New Zealand and of The Church Missionary Society’s Mission in the Northern Island. William Yate. Intro. Judith Binney and a new index compiled by Michael Hewson. Shannon, Ire.: Irish UP, 1970. 1st ed. London, UK: Seeley and Burnside, 1835. 2nd ed. London, UK: Seeley and Burnside, 1835. 261-262. Rpt. in Māori Is My Name: Historical Writings in Translation. Ed. John Caselberg. Dunedin, N.Z.: John McIndoe, 1975. 40.
- This letter accompanied a gift of ‘nine two’s of fowls’ for Rev. W. Yate’s voyage back to England. Temorenga asks not to be forgotten and encourages Yate to send back more missionaries for the Southern Tribes in order to facilitate peace.