The Past and Present Of New Zealand With Its Prospects for the Future
Government Maori Publications
Government Maori Publications.
“Te Karere o nui Tireni,” No. 1, Akarana Hanuere 1, 1842, a monthly publication. “He pukapuka ra tenei kia mohio ai te tangata Maori Ki nga tikanga me nga ritenga o te Pakeha; Kia mohio ai ano hoki te Pakeha Ki nga ritenga o te tangata Maori.” This is a book to teach the Maori the laws and customs of the English, and the English those of the Maori; not very likely to benefit the latter, as it was solely in Maori; it continued four years to the end of 1845.
“The Maori Messenger,” Auckland. (No. 1), January 4, 1849.
“Te Karere Maori,” folio, English and Maori, a very copious and interesting journal. It terminated with Governor Grey’s stay. Another paper succeeded it after Governor Grey’s departure, called “The Maori Messenger.”
“Te Karere Maori,” January 1st, 1855, Auckland; it continued until the return of Governor Grey, having dwindled down to nothing; this seems to be the last Maori publication with official notices from the Government to the natives, except Gazettes.
Twelve numbers of “Government Communications,” of new laws, battles won, and Maories killed.
“Te Kai Whakamata ara o nga iwi erua na te tika i toa ai Turei,” Huni 6, 1848. Te utu etoru pene, 3d. Williamson and Wilson, Auckland.
“Te Whetu o te Tau,” Akarana, Huni 1, 1858.
“He Nupepa Maori, Ko te ao marama,” or, New World. Port Nicholson, September 20, 1849, English and Maori, printed by “Wellington Independent.”
“Te waka o te Iwi.” Akarana, Oketopa, 1857.
“Te Hokioi e rere atuna,” Ngaruawahia Tihema, 1862.
Ko te Kaimahi kia wiwi ki tona utu etoru pene tan e Whakarite ai, the last number seen, dated February 15, 1863. The Maori King’s paper, entirely conducted by the natives, and printed at their press, 3d.
“Te Pihoihoi mokemoke Taunga i te Tuanui,” Pep 2, 1863.page 307
Otawhao i taia Ki te perehi o te Kura, 1863, a Government opposition paper to the Maori one.
“Te Karere o Poneke.” Taete, 17 o Hepitema, 1857, it terminated mane 27 o Tihema.
Sir George Grey published “Robinson Crusoe,” in Maori, 1858, “Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress,” and several other works, for the natives.