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TE WANANGA but a fit condition to undertake the arduous work which fell to his lot at the Native Lands Court. The long sit- tings in a crowded court, with a close, hot atmosphere caused by the members in attendance, were most trying to his constitution. Besides this he had long and fre- quent consultations after Court hours in order to prepare for next day's work. About a fortnight ago Mr. Preece went in the Pearl to Mercury Bay to get some Natives whose evidence was required in a case before the Court. The trip was made during very rough weather, and the deceased gentleman caught a severe cold during the ex- posure to which he was subjected. This incapacitated him from attendance at Court for some days, and as he did not get better, he proceeded to Auckland to consult his own inedical adviser. The disease, however, seems to have had a firm hold of his enfeebled constitution, and although he was hopeful of being able to return to the Thames and finish his work in the Native Lands Court, his hopes were not realised, as he succumbed on Saturday at 4 o'clock to inflammation of the lungs and acute bron- chitis. Mr. Preece was a gentleman of the highest integrity, and was greatly respected by his acquaintances and beloved by his friends. From his intimate know- ledge of the Maori language, customs and traditions, he was possessed of great influence in his dealings with the Natives, amongst whom he was esteemed very highly. In fact it is not too much to say that the death of Mr. Preece will be generally and sincerely regretted by all to whom he was known, and who could estimate the cour- tesy and amiability that characterised his conduct in every relation of life.

NGA KORERO O NEHE, ME TE KAUHAU TATAKU I NGA IWI I INGARANGI.

(UPOKO 9.) Ano ka mate te Kingi o Kanuta, ko ana tama nga Kingi o Ingarangi, tokorua raua, a he tangata kino raua a ko te mea o raua i mate i muri o tana teina i mate i a ia ano te mahi, he kakai nana, a he inu waipiro. Ano ka mate raua, ka ki te iwi o Ingarangi kia tu te tama a Ehireta, a Eruera hei Kingi mo ratou. A no muri iho a Eruera i tapaa ai ko Eruera te Whaaki. He tangata pai aia, he tangata ata noho, otiia ehara ia i te Kingi mohio, a he mea nana ki te ahua mohio o ana hoa rangatira, i waiho ai e ia ko ona hoa ranga- tira hei tohutohu i a ia mo te iwi. A kihai i roa ka riro te mana o te whakahaere i te iwi i aua hoa a te Kingi. A i aua ra kahore he mea a taua Kingi kia mahia ana pa kia kore ai e taea e te hoa riri, a kahore he moni ana hei utu mo ana pa kia mahia. A kahore he moni hei utu i nga kaipuke, hei tauarai i nga akau o te whenua kei huakina e te hoa riri. He mea hoki, i kore ai he moni, he mahi hoatu tonu na Eruera i ana moni ki ana hoa, a he mahi tonu nana i ana moni hei utu mo nga whare karakia kia pai. A tetahi he ona, he roa nona e noho aua i te whenua o ona tupuna Nomana, a i ahua Nomana ai aia, a i kore ai aia e tu a rite ki te iwi o Ingarangi. A tetahi he ona, he pai nona ki te reo, me nga tikanga o tona iwi Nomana, a he whakahawea nona ki te reo, me nga tikanga a te iwi Ingarihi. A tetahi he ano ona, i hae aua iwi o Ingarangi ki aia mo tana tuku tonu i nga mea pai, me nga turanga rangatira ki nga tangata o te iwi Nomana. He mea hoki nana, ko aua ranga- tira o te iwi Nomana, hei Pihopa, hei Aara (ariki iwi) hei Kawana mo nga taone. A kihai te. iwi, o Inga- rangi i pai ki aua rangatira o te iwi Nomana, he mea hoki, he iwi whakakake aua Nomana, he iwi kaiponu, a he iwi whakahe ki nga Ture o te iwi Ingarangi aua rangatira o te iwi Nomana. A ko te tino tangata i manaakitia e te iwi o Inga- rangi, ko Aara Korowini, a na tana Aara Korowini a Eruera i tu ai hei Kingi, a ko te tamahine a Aara Korowini i marenatia kia Eruera te Kingi. Ko Eta te ingoa o taua Kuini. A he wahine pai, he wahine tino ataahua taua wahine. Otira i tino kino te iwi Nomana kia Aara Korowini, he mea hoki, i kino ai aua Nomana ki a ia, he aroha no Aara Korowini ki taua iwi o Ingarangi, a kihai aia i pai kia he tana iwi i aua Nomana, a na te iwi Nomana te kapu kia Kingi Eruera, he tangata mahi he a Aara Korowini, a e mahi ana a Aara Korowini e ai a ratou korero kia Kingi Eruera, i te he kia kore ai a Eruera e tu tonu hei Kingi. A i mea tana iwi Nomana kia Kingi Eru- era, kia peia a Aara Korowini kia haere he whenua ke, a me pei ano hoki te tini uri o taua Aara Koro- wini, a me pei taua Aara e Kingi Eruera, a ko Kuini Eta anake i noho tonu i Ingarangi, a ko nga taonga, me nga whenua o Aara Korowini i tangohia katoatia e Kingi Eruera, a ko te Kuini i tukua e te Kingi ki te whare nohoanga hukehuke porangi. Otira kihai i roa ka hoki mai ano a Aara Korowini ki Ingarangi, ano ka hoki aia, ka hui te iwi o Inga- rangi ki a ia, a i hui katoa ano hoki nga hoia a Kingi Eruera ki a ia kia Aara Korowini, a ka rongo te iwi Nomana, kua hoki mai a Aara Korowini, ka whati taua iwi i te wehi, a haere ana ratou ki nga whenua ke, i te wehi kei he ratou mo a ratou he kia Aara Ko- rowini. A kihai i roa ka mate a Aara Korowini, a i ora ano ia ana tamariki, ko Herora te tama ariki, a he tangata a Herora i paingia e te iwi o Ingarangi, i te mea he toa aia, he tangata ataahua, he tangata oha ki tana iwi, a i pai ano hoki a Kingi Eruera ki a ia. a na te Kingi te whakaaro kia waiho ko Herora hei tino upoko whakahaere i te mahi mo te iwi. He tika ano kia whakanuia a Herora e Te Kingi, i te mea hoki he tino tangata pai rawa atu a Herora ki te iwi " a na Herora i ako te iwi ki te noho pai, a kia kore ai ratou e taea e te iwi ke., A he teina ano to Herora, ko Toheti te ingoa, he tangata ahua ke aia i tana tuakana. A ko Toheti te Kawana o te whenua ki te takiwa ki Nehamepiria, a he kino nana ki te iwi o taua wahi, i tahuri ai taua iwi i pei i aia kia haere ke. A i mea aia ma tana tuakana ma Herora aia e hoki ai ano hei Kawana mo taua wahi, otira he kino pono no Toheti ki taua iwi i kore ai taua iwi e pai ki aia. A haere ke ana a Toheti, i haere mauahara aia, a kihai i roa, ka tahuri mai aia ka patu kino i tana iwi. I te marama o Hanuere i te tau 1066, ka mate a Eruera te Kingi. A ko nga ra era o te he, o te kino, o te naahi raruraru ki te iwi o Ingarangi, He nui noa atu nga tau o Wiremu te Tiuka o Nomanapi i mea ai, koia hei Kingi mo te iwi o Ingarangi, i mea hoki aia, koia pu ano hei Kingi i nga ra e mate ai a Eruera te Kingi. He tangata toa aia, a he tangata mohio aia, ki nga tikanga o te ao nei, a he tangata aia e kore e noho mahi kore, ko ta tana hiahia i minamina ai, ko tana tera e rapu ai a kia taea ra ano te tatu ai tana ngakau, a ki te moa e kore taua i hiahia ai e riro tika i aia. Ka mahi korero teka, ka mahi nukarau aia, e riro ai tana i aro ai.