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The Maori messenger. Ko te Karere Maori

documentary heritage
  • Other Name

    Te Karere o Nui Tirani 1842-1846 (Alternate title)

    The Maori messenger 1855-1861 (Alternate title)

    Te Manuhiri Tuarangi and Maori Intelligencer 1861 (Alternate title)

    Te Karere Maori or Maori Messenger 1861-1863 (Alternate title)

    Proceedings of the Kohimarama Conference (Alternate title)

  • Description

    There were five iterations of this government-funded publication, with varying titles.

    Te Karere o Nui Tireni (The New Zealand Messenger) was published from January 1842 to January 1846. This was the first Maori-language newspaper. The paper ceased being published when war broke out in the north. Altogether there were 50 issues from 1842.

    The Maori Messenger : Te Karere Maori was published between 1849 and 1854. It was a revival of Te Karere o Nui Tireni and contained similar material. The paper presented issues facing the government and Maori people, essentially from the government viewpoint. Hocken stated that 'Political and polemical subjects were forbidden, those of general interest and value being alone admitted. Special attention was ... paid to the cultivation of land and flax and the management of sheep and cattle' (ibid).

    The last issue was published in May 1854. The paper was reinstated in a new format nine months later (1855-1861). It was first edited by Hare Reweti (Charles Davis), who came to Hokianga from New South Wales in the 1830s. He acted initially as a tutor to the children of the Wesleyan missionaries. When the mission was disbanded he moved to Auckland (ibid). Later editors included David Burn and Walter Buller.

    The paper was reborn as Te Manuhiri Tuarangi and Maori Intelligencer (Visitor from Afar, March-November 1861). The editorial in the first issue claimed that the paper was more comprehensive and more widely circulated than previous Messengers. Correspondents in each Maori district were appointed to provide local news.

    Te Karere Maori, or, Maori Messenger (1861-1863) was a continuation of Te Manuhiri Tuarangi (1861) with the same physical format, although the number of pages was reduced and the issues appeared less regularly. The intention of the newspaper and subject coverage were the same as Te Manuhiri Tuarangi. The paper was closed down in September 1863.--Papers Past website.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    DU424 MAO (Library of Congress Call Number)

    89444 (Cat ID)

  • Department

Images and documents

Catalogue

  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    The Maori messenger. Ko te Karere Maori
  • Other Name

    Te Karere o Nui Tirani 1842-1846 (Alternate title)

    The Maori messenger 1855-1861 (Alternate title)

    Te Manuhiri Tuarangi and Maori Intelligencer 1861 (Alternate title)

    Te Karere Maori or Maori Messenger 1861-1863 (Alternate title)

    Proceedings of the Kohimarama Conference (Alternate title)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    Printed and published by Williamson : and Wilson
  • Place
  • Date
    1849-1854
  • Physical Description

    volumes ; 46 cm

  • Serial Holdings
    Current Holdings: Bond volumes.
    1.Vol.1 no.2 (19 Jan 1849) - Vol.1 no.10 (10 May 1849) : Vol.1 no.14 (5 Jul 1849) - Vol.1 no.21 (11 Oct 1849) : Vol.1 no.23 (8 Nov 1849) - Vol.2 no.30 (14 Feb 1850) : Vol.2 no.32 (14 Mar 1850) - Vol.2 no.40 (4 Jul 1850) : Vol.2 no.42 (1 Aug 1850) - Vol.4 no.58 (13 Mar 1851) : Vol.4 no.60 (10 Apr 1851) - Vol.4 no.67 (17 Jul 1851) : Vol.3 no.69 (14 Aug 1851) - Vol.3 no.71 (11 Sep 1851) : Vol.3 no.73 (9 Oct 1851) - Vol.3 no.75 (6 Nov 1851) : Vol.3 no.77 (4 Dec 1851) - Vol.3 no.78 (18 Dec 1851)
    2. Vol.4 no.79 (1 Jan 1852) - Vol.4 no.85 (8 Apr 1852) : Vol.4 no.87 (22 Apr 1852) - Vol.4 no.92 (1 Jul 1852) - Vol.4 No.94 (29 Jul 1852) - Vol.6 no.140 (4 May 1854)
    Single issues.
    Vol.3 no.3 (2 Jan 1851) - Vol.3 no.54 (16 Jan 1851) : Vol.3 no.56 (15 Feb 1851) - Vol.4 no.57 (27 Feb 1851) : Vol.4 no.59 (27 Mar 1851) : Vol.4 no.63 (22 May 1851) Vol.4 no.66 (3 Jul 1851) : Vol.5 no.108 (10 Feb 1853) : Vol.5 no.110 (10 Mar 1853).
  • Language
    English
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Subject Category
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: nupepa; Government publications--New Zealand--Newspapers]

    Continues 'Te Karere o Nui Tireni' Continued by 'The Maori Messenger' See 'Rere atu, taku manu!' by Curnow, Hopa & McRae; pages 18-20 for a fuller history.

  • Associated Notes
  • Collection Type
    New Zealand Serials Outsize
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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