Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 2
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pp.4-5 Introduction to the newspaper, Te Wananga
Contains a greeting to all Maori to celebrate the launch of Te Wananga. Contains karakia [incantations]. Discusses the aims of the newspaper and the main issues that the paper will focus on which include Maori land grievances and Maori representation in Parliament.
p.5 [Editorial]
Concerns the history of the struggles between Maori and Pakeha. Discusses how Maori owned all the land and then, following the arrival of Pakeha, ownership changed. Contains metaphoric language. Discusses the issue of confiscated Maori land at Waikato. Continues with information about the prophets, Te Ua and Tītokowaru, and about other examples of Maori resistance.
pp.6-7 [Editorial continues]
Concerns Maori members of Parliament, Tāreha, Metekīngi and Karaitiana Takamoana, and details the conflict between Maori and McLean concerning land he owns at Mangateretere. Discusses how McLean allowed his sheep to roam onto land held by Maori under a Crown grant and the ensuing problems this caused.
p.7 Notice advises that Henry Hill and Hēnare Tōmoana are the publishers of Te Wananga.