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A korao no New Zealand, or, The New Zealander's first book : being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives

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  • Description
    An elementary primer comprising alphabetical and numbers (p. [1]-3), syllables in 12 numbered exercises (p. 4-7), word lists and sentences (exercises [13]-52, p. 7-39), alphabetical dictionary (p. 40-51), parts of speech (p. 52-53) and a few fragments of syntax (p. 54). Text from exercise [13] to end is in parallel Maori and English.
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    EMI0001
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  • Catalogue title
    A korao no New Zealand, or, The New Zealander's first book : being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives
  • Type
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  • Identifiers
    EMI0001  (Call Number)
  • Language
    English and Maori
  • Available in
    Reserve  (Location)
  • Abstract
    Compiled by CMS lay teacher Thomas Kendall in the Bay of Islands and sent to Rev. Samuel Marsden (then in Sydney) for printing, it is the first separately published work devoted to the Maori language.--BiM 1
  • Description
    An elementary primer comprising alphabetical and numbers (p. [1]-3), syllables in 12 numbered exercises (p. 4-7), word lists and sentences (exercises [13]-52, p. 7-39), alphabetical dictionary (p. 40-51), parts of speech (p. 52-53) and a few fragments of syntax (p. 54). Text from exercise [13] to end is in parallel Maori and English.
  • Physical description
    [2], 54 pages ; 16 cm
  • Production
    Howe, George, 1771-1821. printer (Author)
    Kendall, Thomas, 1778-1832 (Creator)
    Printed by G. Howe (Publisher)
    Sydney, N.S.W.  (Place of occurrence)
    1815
  • Subject
  • Associated material
    • In June 1957 Auckland Museum issued a facsimile of 100 numbered copies, which sold for £2. See MUS 2003/30 Notice 1957
    • Correspondence regarding offer of sale from C M Becke - See MUS 95/38/2, Correspondence 'B' 1868-1899' folder 4
    • Correspondence of Thomas Cheeseman's counter offer and acceptance SEE MUS 96/6/ 0367 & 0377 & 0387.
  • Citation
    A korao no New Zealand, or, The New Zealander's first book : being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives
  • Notes
    • UNESCO Memory of the World. New Zealand Register.
    • Referenced in Williams, 1; & 1 suppl ; Bagnall 2971 ; Books in Maori 1.
    • High quality digital copy (flip book) accessed through the topic page.
    • "Elementary Maori language primer"--BiM
    • Accepted to the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Register, 2014.
    • "The only surviving copy is held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum"--BiM 1.

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