Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 3
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[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
Editorial reply to Heneri, thanking him for his message of caution. [Possible reference to item in Vol. 1, No. 2:4 regarding smallpox.]
pp.1-2 Maori councils
Examines newly established councils in the Waikato region. Praises the intentions of the councils but finds fault with their practices, for example, the inclusion of women and children, the haphazard arrangement of council sittings, and ineffectiveness of rulings. Advises Maori to seek Pakeha assistance and government intervention in such institutions.
pp.2-3 Don't steal
Reports the kidnapping of three girls of mixed Maori and European descent from CMS and WMMS schools, for marriage and possibly prostitution. Expresses outrage and questions the attitude of Pōtatau [Maori King] to such practices.
Let them wash their clothes
Argues that dirtiness is one of the main reasons for the poor survival rate of Maori children.
Discusses the nature of skin and the bathing of infants. Warns that God will punish parents who neglect to keep their children clean.
pp.3-4 The Church after Christ
The first in a series on the Christian Church.
Outlines events which took place after Christ's ascension and explains what happened to Christ's disciples.
Describes the torture and persecution of early Christians.
Includes scriptural references.
A sunken ship
Survivor's account of the wreck of a cargo ship bound for Manila off the coast of Australia in July, 1858. Refers to the rescue of one group by an American ship, put ashore at Kororāreka [Russell], 1859.
A fable
Story of a dog swimming in water which loses the food held in its mouth.
Warns about protecting land and beliefs.
Remarkable human feats
Describes a temple honouring the Roman goddess, Diana, and an Egyptian pyramid.
A great ship
Comparison of the British ship Lusitania with Noah's Ark. A table shows corresponding measurements for the two vessels.