Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 3, Nama 8
18611101


 
[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
pp.1-2 Ways to end fighting
By Rongomau [John Whiteley?]
Discusses consideration of Pakeha as a reason to end war. Assures readers of peaceful Pakeha intentions but warns that there are many overseas ready to come and fight Maori if needed. Cites Napoleon's defeat as an example of England's power.
The true Church
Questions the Church of Rome's claim to be the true church. Discusses ways in which the Church is said to have broken the Ten Commandments.
pp.2-3 The camel and the stupid man
Story about a man and a camel illustrating the way sin affects humans.
pp.3-4 Letter from Te Rore [WMMS missionary Henry Lawry?], Hokianga
Argues that Maori are indebted to ministers working amongst them and should therefore provide for their living needs.
Includes scriptural references and quotations.
The months [of the year]
Lists the names for the months of the year and explains their Roman origins.
One brick can cause a fault in the layout
Story about the collapse of a large building due to carelessness in its construction. Warns young men to build buildings carefully and to avoid mistakes in everything they do.
The Wesleyan Church in America
Discusses briefly the growing work of the Wesleyan Church in America.
The existence of humankind
Poem [song?] about the transience of life and warning not to waste opportunities.
A death
Letter from Kāpene Mātena, Ihutoto, Waikato
Obituary for Hēra Paeturi, a fine pupil of the [CMS] school at Kōhanga.