Te Whetu o Te Tau 1858
The Star of the Year
Published: Auckland, June 1858 - September 1858.
300 x 210 mm., 4 pages, double columns, all Maori, issued monthly, no illustrations, no advertisements, and no cost given. The imprint at the end reads, "I taia tenei e Piripi Kunita, ki Akarana" [Printed by Philip Kunst, at Auckland].
Like Te Waka o Te Iwi, which it continued, Te Whetu o Te Tau was edited by Charles Davis. Maori people continued to forward donations to support publication of the newspaper and to establish a Maori press. Te Waka o Te Iwi contains mostly letters, Te Whetu o Te Tau mostly articles, probably written by Davis.
After only three issues the paper ceased publication in September, 1858.
For further physical details refer to Herbert W. Williams, A Bibliography of Printed Maori to 1900, Item 306.
This paper is written in Maori.
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