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Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama

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  • Other Name

    He Kupu whakamarama 1898-1899 (Alternate title)

    Te Kopara 1913-1921 (Alternate title)

    Te Toa Takitini 1921-1931 (supplement Te Tapiri) (Alternate title)

    Te Reo o Aotearoa 1932-1933 (Alternate title)

    (supplement later published as Moteatea) (Alternate title)

  • Description

    The last issue of 'He Kupu Whakamarama' was December 1898; the newspaper then became Te Pipiwharauroa (1899-1913).

    People were asked to provide a new name for the paper and suggestions flooded in from throughout New Zealand. The name sent in by Nikora Tautau of Te Pourewa, Waikato, Te Pipiwharauroa (Shining Cuckoo) was chosen (January, 1899: 4). He Kupu Whakamarama was retained for the first few issues to show the link with that paper. The format was the same but there were more items on worldly rather than religious issues.

    From December 1899 a subscription of 5 shillings per year was charged. Nos.16-17 (June and July 1899) contain a 2 page supplement printed in Gisborne by H W Williams at the Te Rau Press. From No.18 (August 1899) onward the paper moved to Gisborne, and the full issue was printed by H W Williams at the Te Rau Press.

    Reverend Frederick Bennett continued as the editor. Nos.16 and 17 were edited jointly by Reverend F A Bennett and Reverend Reweti T√horouta K⌠here (NgΓti Porou), the son of the chief Mokena K⌠here and nephew of Te Kakatarau who signed the Treaty of Waitangi at Waiapu. From No.18 onward the newspaper was edited solely by K⌠here. Under his editorship the subjects covered broader scope.

    The paper (usually referred to as Te Pipi), ran for some fourteen years and then, due to problems associated with the cost of printing and distribution, Te Pipiwharauroa ceased (Te Pipiwharauroa, July 1913: 1).--Papers Past.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    BX5720.5 PIP (Library of Congress Call Number)

    84160 (Cat ID)

  • Department

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