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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 06, Issue 01, 1996


[ko te tohutoro i roto i te reo Māori]


You were an expert most learned in the
districts of Nelson and the West Coast,
You were a chief most learned in the
traditional work and knowledge of your

Farewell, e Kehu, farewell. You are lying in
the bosom of our mother Papatuanuku

Although you have departed to the majority,.
To the resting-place of the Spirits.
To the pathways among the Stars:
Although you are lost to the very depths of
the longest night:

Nevertheless less, Kehu, we dedicate a carving
in the Doc building at Rotoiti as a
memorial to your great contribution to the
establishment of the new settlement of Nelson