| AOTEAROAMAORI RECORDER. 5
The Native people have already possessed themselves of property for the
benefit of the body, mills, ships, ploughs, carts, horses, horned cattle and
sheep; and now, in the year 1860 a Printing Press has been obtained for the
benefit of the mind.
If stranger tribes should inquire, " Whose money procured this great thing
this revealer of right and wrong, of truth and error ? "the writers of
this paper now inform them, that the cash was raised by the Native people,
by the child and by the aged, by women and men, by chiefs and slaves.
It was arranged that the Maori Printing Office should be in Auckland, for
here is the fountain whence the streams in numerous branches flow on; more--
over, hither most of the Native tribes are wont to resort.
If this happened to be the more youthful period of the life of him who
has been selected to take charge of the Printing Establishment of the Maori,
if the " earthly tabernacle " were indeed hale, then there would be should-
ers upon which these most onerous duties might be placed [ with comparative
ease. J The arrangements proposed to he carried out, however, will be
attended to, and in due time the trust will be resigned into other hands.
Sufficient has been accomplished ( by the writer ] in drawing hither the
machinery from lands beyond the great sea; his eye now gazes upon the
object which all the tribes hoped to see, and his heart yearns within hira
while it says " Yes; it is done !" The heartfelt happiness which he, who
cherished the idea of beholding the necessary material to carry out the
projectfeels in the realization of his wishes, is an abundant compensation,
and the only compensation he values, for now is [_ according to the Maori
" Drawn hither,
The Canoe; [ that is, the Printing Press. ]
To the pillow, [i. e. resting place]
To the couch, [ its second but more permanent place of rest ]
To the landing where the Canoe shall lie. " [_ i. e. its final and fixed place. ]
TE PEREHI TA PUKAPUKA.
I mua ai, i nga ra o Huria Hiha, i te tau 54 B. c. a muri
noa mai, i noho kuare o matou tupuna i Ingarangi; karakia
ai ki te atua kikokiko; kakahu ai i te huru kararehe;
pani ai te kiri ki te ngarahu. Kahore he Perehi o aua ra.
Engari, no te tau 1440, i muri mai i a te Karaiti to tatou
Ariki aroha, ka kitea te mahi ta pukapuka e Hoani Kute-
nepeke, no Teamani, i nga ra o te Eparatanga o PERERIKA
III., i te Kingitanga hoki o HENARE VI., o Ingarangi.