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Nga Mahi A Te Hinota Tuarua O Te Pihopatanga O Waiapu. I Whakaminea Ki Waerengaahika, Turanga. 5 Hanuere, 1863.


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From the inhabitants of Tokomaru, &c., praying that Tokomaru be recognized as a Parish. Tokomaru, December 22, 1862.

A letter from the inhabitants of Tuatini, of Te Pakirikiri, of Te Ariuru, of Tangoiro, of Marahea, of Anaura, to the Synod of the Diocese of Waiapu.

We, the inhabitants of the places above-mentioned desire to be recognized as a Parish in accordance with the Statute of the [General] Synod for the formation of Parishes.

We beg leave to state that we have collected the sum of £184 2s. 3d. towards an Endowment Fund for a Clergyman. And we also hereby pledge ourselves to abide by the Resolution passed by the Synod of this Diocese last year, and to set apart Friday as a day on which we may work for our Clergyman, that he may be at liberty to do his own proper work without hindrance. And if this regulation should be altered by the Synod, we will do whatever the Synod may direct.

The boundaries which the Runanga has set [for the Parish] are these, that one end be at Waimahuru, and the other end at Anaura.

This letter is from us, inhabitants of the places above-mentioned, viz:—

  • From the whole Runanga of Tuatini,
  • From the whole Runanga of Te Ariuru,
  • From the Runanga of Tangoiro,
  • From the Runanga of Marahea,
  • From the Runanga of Te Pakirikiri, and
  • From the Runanga of Anaura.