Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 3, Nama 35

p.365 Notice listing dates and times of sunrise and sunset.
pp.365-367 [Editorial]
Concerns Parliament and the demise of the Fox-Vogel-McLean Government, and comments on the financial ruin faced by the country following the Vogel-McLean Government. Also states that the Native Land Sales and Lease Bill introduced by Sir Donald has been discarded, following the Minister's resignation.
[English translation included.]
p.367 Opposition to the appointment of a successor to Sir Donald McLean
States that Sheehan has been suggested as McLean's successor to the position of Native Minister but his appointment has not been agreed to.
Sir D. McLean's new Native Lands Bill and the `Waka Maori'
Describes aspects of the Maori translation of Sir D. McLean's Bill and complains that the standard of the Maori language in the translation is so bad that it could not really be considered Maori at all. States that this illustrates the danger in writing direct translations from English to Maori, that the translations appear to have been written with no knowledge of the Maori language and Maori people do not understand them.
[English only.]
pp.367-368 Mr Sheehan and the Native Minister
Comments following the decision of Mr Sheehan to decline the appointment to the position of Native Minister.
[English translation included.]
p.368 What does the following mean?
Concerns a letter sent to Te Wananga discussing payments to Maori for land transactions but the letter is ambiguous and Te Wananga is uncertain as to its meaning.
[English translation included.]
pp.368-369 The Mirror of England.
Report of an exhibition held in Napier, 2 October 1876 describing the exhibited painting.
[English translation included.]
pp.369-371 House of Representatives
Details Sheehan's speech concerning methods used in the House to prevent discussion on matters that directly effect Maori.
[English translation included.]
pp.371-372 Vital statistics
Births and deaths as recorded by the office of the Registrar-General for the month of November. Contains a table of figures and the death rate percentages for each borough.
[English translation included.]
p.372 [Letters to the Editor]
From Nōpera T. Herekau, Poutū, Manawatū
Obituary for his sister, Ruta Manuhiri Te One Karepe. Contains a waiata [song]
From Nikora Rotohiko
Obituary for Te Wāka Hiao of Ngāti Ihutapu, includes a short whakapapa [genealogy] and states that deceased is the last from the chiefly line of this tribal group.
From R.A.Tuhokairanga
Short obituary for Te Whatu Tikawenga and Mihi Mete Haratiera.
From Hēmi Te Urupu, Kairākau
Obituary for a chiefly child, Hōne Wakapai. Contains a waiata [song]
Advertisement for an exhibition of a large painting of landmarks alongside the Thames river, London.
Notice from Hirini Hipahipa, a shearer offering his services.
[English only.]
Cost [of subscription]
Gives annual subscription rates: £1 per year but £1.2s.6d if posted. Weekly purchase from newsagents is 6d.
Notice concerning publishing details for Te Wananga.