Abstract
Volume 1, No. 2
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[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
pp.1-2 Maori feasts
Concerns Maori feasting practices and perceived consequences such as wastefulness, irregular habits, time wasting, trouble-making, promiscuity, debt and ill-health. Warns that God will punish those who do not give up the custom.
pp.2-3 A fundraising meeting at Kaipara in the year 1858
Reports a meeting of Maori leaders from the Kaipara region to discuss financial support for the local minister. Records speeches in support from Paikea, Wiremu Tīpene, Matiu Te Hau, Te Paki Rore, Matikikuha, and William Marsh [Wiremu Maihi] Te Rangikāheke. Notes a sum of money was collected.
pp.3-4 A parable
Account of the salvation of a sinner based on dialogue between epithetically named participants.
A death
Reports the death of a Maori woman from smoke inhalation in a tent. Warns about the need for fresh air in enclosed spaces.
Be cautious
Warns of contracting smallpox from a ship sailing from Africa. Advises vaccination and recommends an Auckland doctor to carry out the procedure.